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More protests in Bahrain

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There have been more clashes between police and protesters in Bahrain.

Hundreds of people camped out overnight in the Gulf state’s capital, Manama, to press their demands for political reform. Two protesters and one police officer have already died in the unrest, which has gathered momentum since Monday. The King of Bahrain made a rare televised speech during which he apologised for the deaths.

Bahrain is a close partner of the US and is home to the American Navy’s Fifth Fleet.

The funeral will be held today of a man killed by police yesterday.

He died when police clashed with protesters at the funeral of another demonstrator killed on Monday.

Thousands of people from Bahrain’s majority Shi’ite community have been inspired by the uprisings in Tunisia and Egypt.

They claim the governing Sunni minority shuts them out of housing, healthcare and employment.