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Should men also be 'liberated from oppressive beachwear'?

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Kenyan Government disbands National Olympic Committee over mismanagement

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THE DEBATE

France's Burkini Ban: Identity politics go to the beach (part 1)

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THE DEBATE

France's Burkini Ban: Identity politics go to the beach (part 2)

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Chancellor Merkel's immigration policy faces test on her home turf

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Understanding the burkini ban

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US Treasury lashes out at EU tax probes

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Olympic Hangover: festive mood dampened by gloomy economy

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British professor says 'no shame' in reading romance novels

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Latest update : 2013-11-14

In a spin with B-Boy world champion Mounir Biba

We meet world B-Boy champion Mounir Biba as he prepares to defend his title in South Korea. He tells us why breakdancing isn’t just for Americans, and how he plans to become the first person ever to win two world championships in a row.

Also on the show: Ridley Scott’s "The Counselor" has an all-star cast and a leopard cameo, but can it convince Europe after floundering at the US box office? Also, author Stephen King is in Paris, revealing how he plans to make your skin crawl with his new novel “Doctor Sleep”.

Finally, we bring you news of the Francis Bacon painting that’s become most expensive artwork ever sold at auction; and sad times for street art fans in New York as the historic 5Pointz graffiti building is earmarked for demolition.

By Catherine NICHOLSON

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