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Bahrain Gran Prix

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Formula One racing has come, once more, to Bahrain after having been canceled last year.

The BBC reports that the race is being protested by pro-deocracy advocates, the same who caused the race to be cancelled last year.

They reported that the government admitted that they had made mistakes but that it is time for the country to go back to normal.

AFP reports that during the protests one protestor has been found dead. There is no evidence that the event will be canceled this year.

Red Square

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Russian authorities let members of the opposing party into Red Square on Sunday to protest President Elect Vladimir Putin's recent election.

According to the Associated Press, the protestors were handing out white ribbons as a symbol of protest. This move marks a change in the majority party and shows a leniency that has been little seen over the years.

The BBC reports that three protestors have been detained by police. One has been released with a court summons, and the others are expected to be released with a charge of "petty hooliganism" according to police.

Protestors were not able to protest during the recent elections.

Nightclub FIre

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I fire broke out at a nightclub in Novi Sad, Serbia on Sunday killing six people.

According to the Huffington Post, Serbian investigator said all of the victims have been identified as three men and three women, all aged between 21-29 years old.

They also report that the fire was started from faulty electrics and that 350 other people were in the nightclub when it went up in flames.

According to the BBC the mayor of Novi Sad, said that the nightclub had been checked regularly for problems and had recently passed a fire drill.

The mayor declared three days of mourning from Monday. "This is a great Tragedy," he said. "The wounds of past tragedies in Novi Sad have yet to heal, and now we have another."

Dead Nazi

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Accused Nazi war criminal John Demjanjuk died on the 17th of March at the age of 91.
Demjanjuk had been fighting a long legal battle against people who thought he was the war criminal dubbed "Ivan the Terrible"
"Ivan the Terrible" was a sadistic sentry who ran the gas chambers at the Treblinka extermination camp and is responsible for the deaths of thousands.
According to the Los Angeles Times , Demjanjuk was found guilty and sentenced to death in April 1988. But five years later, the Israeli Supreme Court overturned the verdict on appeal, declaring that new evidence threw sufficient doubt on whether Demjanjuk was, in fact, Ivan the Terrible.
Demjanjuk was a farmer from the Soviet Union when he entered the war. He was taken as a POW in 1942 and floated around until the end of the war until meeting his wife and moving to the United States, ending up working at a Ford Plant.
According to the New York Daily News, That idyll ended in 1977, when the Justice Department alleged that he had hid his past as the feared Treblinka death camp guard "Ivan the Terrible" and revoked his citizenship. The Israeli Supreme Court returned him to the U.S. after it received evidence that another Ukrainian, not Demjanjuk, was Ivan the Terrible.

YANGON, Myanmar --- Myanmar's democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi delivered a televised speech outlining her platform for her run for office. The speech was leaked to the Internet on the 13th of March.
The video of the speech was posted to various social networking sites and shows Suu Kyi outlining the National League for Democracy's party platform leading up to the April first elections, reports The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
The Journal-Constitution also reports that the leaked video of the speech is an example of how the Internet can and has been used to get out the message of minority video parties before the majority government censors them.
The BBC reports that Suu Kyi called for repressive laws to be revoked and for the democratic rights of the people be better protected. Suu Kyi also called for freer media and a stronger judiciary.
Although some part of the speech was about the military were censored, the main message of the speech got through. This is thought to be a major step foreword for free speech in Burma.
Suu Kyi is a Nobel Peace laureate and has been held in some form of detention for the past 20 years, according to the BBC.

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