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Two activists managed to climb onto the roof of the Bahrain Embassy in London today in protest at continuing human rights violations inside the Gulf kingdom and the decision by Formula 1 to press ahead with this weekend’s Grand Prix.

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Human-rights activists on the island say that clashes in the streets have trebled in recent weeks
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Bahraini opposition activists have lambasted a former British police chief who suggested that the Gulf kingdom is now safer than London, pointing out that extra-judicial killings, torture and kidnappings have continued since he was hired to reform the nation's security forces.

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John Yates criticised over Bahrain comments

A UK-based Bahraini activist has criticised former Scotland Yard counter-terrorism chief John Yates after he suggested he felt safer in protest-riven Bahrain than he did in London.

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Bernie Ecclestone expects Bahrain GP to go ahead

Bernie Ecclestone today categorically insisted the Bahrain Grand Prix is to go ahead next weekend unless there is a late call off by the local organisers.

The Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix was last held in 2010

Bahrain insists Grand Prix will go ahead despite mounting violence

Crowds armed with iron rods and sticks ransacked a supermarket belonging to a large Shia-owned business in Bahrain yesterday as sectarian violence flared in the island kingdom.

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F1 teams leave Bahrain Grand Prix decision to FIA

The paddock in Shanghai will this weekend form the meeting place for one of the most crucial discussions in Formula One history.

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F1 teams have final say over Bahrain Grand Prix admits Bernie Ecclestone

Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone today admitted teams would have the final say over whether they compete in the Bahrain Grand Prix.

Bahrain feels heat over hunger strike ahead of Grand Prix

The Bahraini government was under fresh pressure last night as the United Nations said the regime should consider transferring a jailed human rights activist, who is two months into a hunger strike, to Denmark for medical treatment.

Bahrain refuses Danish request to transfer hunger striker

Bahrain has rejected the Danish government's request to transfer a jailed activist who has spent two months on hunger strike to Denmark for emergency treatment, the kingdom's official news agency said.

Bahraini hunger striker in hospital

A jailed activist who has been on hunger strike in Bahrain for 58 days was moved to a hospital and fed intravenously yesterday after his health deteriorated sharply.

Rethink call on Bahrain Grand Prix decision

Pressure was mounting on the motorsport authorities today to reconsider the decision to go ahead with this year's Bahrain Grand Prix.

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UK accused of 'double standards' over weapons exports to Bahrain

Rights groups say situation in flashpoint country is being ignored while 'commercial interests' are put first

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Bahrain Grand Prix can 'help unify nation'

The president of the Automobile Federation of Bahrain has called on Formula One to help unify his country, although he is unable to offer concrete guarantees over safety.

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Bahrain Grand Prix 'can unite country'

The president of the Automobile Federation of Bahrain has called on Formula One to help unify his country, but is unable to offer concrete guarantees over safety.

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