(Image source: Al Jazeera)

BY NATHAN BYRNE

Here’s a look at your top news headlines from Newsy.

The Formula 1 Grand Prix race in Bahrain went on despite concern over anti-government protests.

According to the BBC, protests grew more intense on Saturday.

Protestors demanded the race be canceled.

But the government went ahead as planned.

France is claiming high voter turnout for the first round of its presidential election.

Ten candidates are facing off this round.

The Telegraph reports current President Nicolas Sarkozy and left-wing candidate Francois Hollande are likely to be the two finalists.

Iran says it has reverse-engineered the U.S. drone it captured back in December.

Here’s Al Jazeera.

“Iran says it has recovered data from an American drone it captured last year. Iranian media are reporting that the country is now building a copy of the unmanned aircraft.”

About a billion people are observing Earth Day today.

HLN showed an example of volunteers marking the day in San Francisco.

Anchor: “ … hundreds pulled weeds from a hillside. Others taught people how to plant their own gardens.”

Earth Day volunteer: “It is hard work, but I think it’s rewarding once you take a step back and see what the work you’ve done. It’s really a nice feeling.”

Stay with Newsy for more multisource video news throughout the day. For Newsy, I’m Nathan Byrne, highlighting the top headlines making you smarter, faster.

Top News Headlines: Bahrain Grand Prix Goes On

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Top News Headlines: Bahrain Grand Prix Goes On

(Image source: Al Jazeera)

BY NATHAN BYRNE

Here’s a look at your top news headlines from Newsy.

The Formula 1 Grand Prix race in Bahrain went on despite concern over anti-government protests.

According to the BBC, protests grew more intense on Saturday.

Protestors demanded the race be canceled.

But the government went ahead as planned.

France is claiming high voter turnout for the first round of its presidential election.

Ten candidates are facing off this round.

The Telegraph reports current President Nicolas Sarkozy and left-wing candidate Francois Hollande are likely to be the two finalists.

Iran says it has reverse-engineered the U.S. drone it captured back in December.

Here’s Al Jazeera.

“Iran says it has recovered data from an American drone it captured last year. Iranian media are reporting that the country is now building a copy of the unmanned aircraft.”

About a billion people are observing Earth Day today.

HLN showed an example of volunteers marking the day in San Francisco.

Anchor: “ … hundreds pulled weeds from a hillside. Others taught people how to plant their own gardens.”

Earth Day volunteer: “It is hard work, but I think it’s rewarding once you take a step back and see what the work you’ve done. It’s really a nice feeling.”

Stay with Newsy for more multisource video news throughout the day. For Newsy, I’m Nathan Byrne, highlighting the top headlines making you smarter, faster.
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