More than 3,000 tyres have been seized from warehouses, farms and garages in villages across Bahrain since the beginning of the year as police stepped up efforts to prevent vandals from burning tyres on the streets.
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A self-immolation that triggered unrest which brought down Tunisia's leader has led to apparent copycat protests in other north African states, with four men setting themselves on fire in Algeria and one each in Egypt and Mauritania.
US President Barack Obama warned on Thursday that a Florida pastor's plan to burn copies of the Koran is being used as an Al Qaeda recruitment tool and he urged the pastor to reconsider the decision.
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