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France's battle with the burkini

Tremors along France’s most fragile social fault-line running between its identity as a secular state and the rights of its sizeable Muslim population are…

Tremors along France’s most fragile social fault-line running between its identity as a secular state and the rights of its sizeable Muslim population are…

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Burkini sales boosted by ban, as controversy rages on

The controversy over the body-covering swimwear for Muslim women - the burkini - is creating a business opportunity for its inventor who says orders have jumped.

The controversy over the body-covering swimwear for Muslim women - the burkini - is creating a business opportunity for its inventor who says orders have jumped.

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Germany plans a partial ban on the veil

The CDU proposals stop short of an outright ban and must be adopted by the government before they can become law. They have divided Angela Merkel's governing coalition.

The CDU proposals stop short of an outright ban and must be adopted by the government before they can become law. They have divided Angela Merkel's governing coalition.

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FGM provokes fierce debate in Dagestan

A report about female genital mutilation (FGM) has sparked a fierce debate in the North Caucasus. Some clerics in Dagestan have defended the practice.

A report about female genital mutilation (FGM) has sparked a fierce debate in the North Caucasus. Some clerics in Dagestan have defended the practice.

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Three facing court over Corsica beach scuffles

Three people – described as of ‘North African’ origin – are facing court after scuffles in Corsica, which left five people injured.

Three people – described as of ‘North African’ origin – are facing court after scuffles in Corsica, which left five people injured.

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Refugees did not bring terrorism to Germany - Merkel

The German Chancellor says Islam is and will be part of German culture as long as it is practised in a way that respects the country's constitution.

The German Chancellor says Islam is and will be part of German culture as long as it is practised in a way that respects the country's constitution.

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Beach bans on the burkini in France sparks widespread debate

You might think at first sight that the bikini does not respect correctness and morality as stated in a bylaw in the popular Mediterranean resort of Cannes.

You might think at first sight that the bikini does not respect correctness and morality as stated in a bylaw in the popular Mediterranean resort of Cannes.

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Charges after shooting of New York imam and his assistant

A 35-year-old man has been charged with second-degree murder in connection with the deaths of a imam and his assistant at the weekend.

A 35-year-old man has been charged with second-degree murder in connection with the deaths of a imam and his assistant at the weekend.

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Corsican town bans the burkini

It comes after violent clashes on Saturday night between what are described as local youths and people of north-african origin. Five people were injured.

It comes after violent clashes on Saturday night between what are described as local youths and people of north-african origin. Five people were injured.