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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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Lochte apologises but insists he did not lie

Disgraced US Swimmer Ryan Lochte has made an apology to the nation on American TV after his antics at the Rio Olympics.

Disgraced US Swimmer Ryan Lochte has made an apology to the nation on American TV after his antics at the Rio Olympics.

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Rio police say US swimmers made up armed robbery story

Rio's police chief says four US Olympic swimmers made up a story about being robbed at gunpoint and could be charged with giving false testimony.

Rio's police chief says four US Olympic swimmers made up a story about being robbed at gunpoint and could be charged with giving false testimony.

Sport

Singapore sling as Schooling returns home to heroes welcome

Thousands welcomed home gold medal hero Joseph Schooling after he won Singapore's first ever gold medal by beating none other than the great Michael Phelps in 100-metre butterfly final.

Thousands welcomed home gold medal hero Joseph Schooling after he won Singapore's first ever gold medal by beating none other than the great Michael Phelps in 100-metre butterfly final.

Sport

Three athletes record first positive tests of Rio Olympics

RIO DE JANEIRO – A Chinese swimmer, a Bulgarian steeplechaser, and now a Polish weightlifter have been suspended or excluded from the Rio Olympics

RIO DE JANEIRO – A Chinese swimmer, a Bulgarian steeplechaser, and now a Polish weightlifter have been suspended or excluded from the Rio Olympics

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Phelps and Bolt ready for golden goodbyes at Rio Olympics

RIO DE JANEIRO – The Unites States’ Michael Phelps will climb onto the starting blocks for the last time on Saturday, while the curtain is also set

RIO DE JANEIRO – The Unites States’ Michael Phelps will climb onto the starting blocks for the last time on Saturday, while the curtain is also set