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Bahrain opposition starts F1 protests

DUBAI — Hundreds of Bahrainis demonstrated on Sunday after a Shiite opposition call for a week of pro-democracy protests to coincide with the F1 Grand Prix to be hosted by the Gulf state. Waving red and white Bahraini flags and holding pictures of jailed Shiite activist Abdulhadi al-Khawaja, who is…

Afghan response to attacks ‘sign of progress’: U.S. envoy

WASHINGTON — US Ambassador Ryan Crocker to Kabul said the ability of Afghan security forces to respond to a wave of coordinated attacks Sunday across Afghanistan were a “clear sign of progress.” “We’ve seen a very professional performance by Afghan security forces,” Crocker told CNN on Sunday after militants launched…

Estonian robots boost global online clothing market

TALLINN — Fashion fans have one more reason to swap brick-and-mortar shops for online retailers: a company in tech-savvy Estonia has come up with a way to let you try on new clothes on your own computer. The Fits.me company aims to end the guessing game about size and spare…

Israel bans ‘flytilla’ activists but hundreds left in Europe

BEN GURION AIRPORT, Israel — Israel on Sunday barred 40 pro-Palestinian activists who had flown in for a “Welcome to Palestine” campaign as hundreds more would-be protesters were stranded at airports across Europe. As hundreds of police deployed at Israel’s main international airport in a bid to stop activists from…

Mike Tyson trades punches for punchlines in stage show

LAS VEGAS, Nevada — Fighting legend Mike Tyson hit the red carpet on Saturday as he swapped the boxing ring for the cabaret stage, in a revealing one-man show about his rollercoaster life. The 45-year-old pulls few punches in recounting his highs — the fame and fortune he earned as…

Tornadoes kill five in Midwest

CHICAGO — At least five people were killed in Oklahoma after dozens of tornadoes swept through the Midwestern United States late on Saturday and early Sunday, leaving destruction in their wake, local media reported. CNN television said the five fatalities, which included two children, occurred in the northwest Oklahoma town…

Concerns grow about America’s racial divide

WASHINGTON — It was hailed as the dawn of a “post-racial America,” ushered in by the election of the first black president in a country still scarred by the legacy of slavery, Jim Crow and the battle for civil rights. But recent incidents — including the shooting of an unarmed…

Japan may be ‘momentarily’ without nuclear power

TOKYO — Japan may go “momentarily” without nuclear power next month when the only one reactor still in operation shuts down for maintenance work, the country’s industry minister warned Sunday. Yukio Edano made the comment as the government prepared to restart two offline nuclear reactors amid criticism from media and…

In pivot to Obama, Romney’s real work begins

WASHINGTON — Mitt Romney has shrugged off b-list contenders to position himself as the Republican nominee, but now he has a tougher challenge: outmaneuvering a well-organized, better-funded US President Barack Obama. The task at hand, Romney policy director Lanhee Chen said, is “crystallizing for the American people that choice” between…

Coordinated suicide attacks rock Afghanistan

KABUL — Explosions and gunfire rocked the Afghan capital Kabul Sunday as suicide bombers struck across Afghanistan in coordinated attacks claimed by Taliban insurgents as the start of a spring offensive. The German and Japanese embassy compounds were reported hit as militants attacked the city’s diplomatic enclave and tried to…

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