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French burkini ban ruling fuels controversy

The ban had been imposed on the grounds that it contravened French laws on secularism. Far from cooling down tensions, the ruling has created even more controversy.

The ban had been imposed on the grounds that it contravened French laws on secularism. Far from cooling down tensions, the ruling has created even more controversy.

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Burkini ban suspended by top French court

France’s highest administrative court has suspended the ban on women wearing burkini swimsuits that had been in force in the southern seaside town of Villeneuve…

France’s highest administrative court has suspended the ban on women wearing burkini swimsuits that had been in force in the southern seaside town of Villeneuve…

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Protests again the ban of the burkini on some parts of France

Protests against France’s ‘burkini ban’ Dozens of women, Muslim and non-Muslim, held a beach party outside the French embassy in London on Thursday (August 25) to protest against the ‘burkini ban’ be

Protests against France’s ‘burkini ban’ Dozens of women, Muslim and non-Muslim, held a beach party outside the French embassy in London on Thursday (August 25) to protest against the ‘burkini ban’ be

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Mumbai celebrates the annual 'Dahi Handi' festival

The traditional festival marks the anniversary of the birth of the Hindu deity Krishna and is based on the legend that Krishna as a child used to steal butter and curd from a pot while tied and suspen

The traditional festival marks the anniversary of the birth of the Hindu deity Krishna and is based on the legend that Krishna as a child used to steal butter and curd from a pot while tied and suspen

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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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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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Bolivia: priest blesses animals with holy water

Hundreds of dog owners have had their pets blessed in the Bolivian city of El Alto as part of Saint Roch’s Day – named after the patron saint of dogs.

Hundreds of dog owners have had their pets blessed in the Bolivian city of El Alto as part of Saint Roch’s Day – named after the patron saint of dogs.

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Bolivia: believers of the Virgin of Urkupina break rocks to ask for favours during a religious procession

Bolivian believers gathered on the outskirts of the capital La Paz on Monday (August 15) to take part in an annual religious celebration, that includes the breaking of river rocks to ask the Virgin of

Bolivian believers gathered on the outskirts of the capital La Paz on Monday (August 15) to take part in an annual religious celebration, that includes the breaking of river rocks to ask the Virgin of

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Heavy security for Lourdes pilgrimage

Tight security was in place in the French town of Lourdes on Monday as thousands of worshippers flocked for the annual Catholic pilgrimage.

Tight security was in place in the French town of Lourdes on Monday as thousands of worshippers flocked for the annual Catholic pilgrimage.