Wednesday, 25 April 2012

The Bahrain Grand Prix controversey leads news

The Bahrain Grand Prix, which went ahead despite calls from politicians and human rights activists for it to be called off, was the top UK news story for the week ending Sunday, April 22, according to journalisted.

The staging and ramifications of the Bahrain Grand Prix generated 212 articles.

Anders Breivik went on trial with horrific details coming out about his claimed motives for killing 77 people, 205 articles.

Theresa May apparently got the date wrong regarding the deportation of Abu Qatada, with the European Court of Human Rights and Abu Qatada's legal team disputing the Home Office's belief, 196 articles.

The French election was entering its final week before the first round as Francois Hollande was forecast to edge out Nicolas Sarkozy, 143 articles.

Covered little, according to journalisted was Jim Yong Kim was named the president of the World Bank, 20 articles; a plane crash in Pakistan killed all 127 onboard, 19 articles; Many NHS workers agreed to strike on May 10th over the continuing row over their pensions, 9 articles;
Iraq hit by a series of bombings, leaving at least 35 dead, 6 articles.

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