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Three French towns ban the 'burkini'

Cannes was first out to place a temporary ban on the “burkini” at the beach and now two other towns have followed suit. Is it to protect Muslim communities at a time of increased tensions in the aftermath of Islamist terror attacks? Or is it a backward step seeing as there is nothing illegal about modest forms of beach attire. We take a look at the debate.

By James CREEDON

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2018-07-18 Emma JAMES

Nicaragua: another descent into dictatorship?

Nicaragua's brutal crackdown is finally getting the world's attention. With hundreds now dead - mainly civilians - many are comparing President Daniel Ortega to the dictator he...

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2018-07-17 Emma JAMES

Trump backtracks on Russian meddling

Donald Trump has faced strong reactions - even from political and media allies - over his remarks at a summit with Russia's Vladimir Putin. The US president now says he misspoke,...

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2018-07-13 Emma JAMES

Trump rocks the boat in UK

Donald Trump's undiplomatic revelations in The Sun have put even more strain on his already controversial visit to the United Kingdom. Many people on social media were hoping to...

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2018-07-12 Emma JAMES

Croatia's close-up celebrations

We look back at some of the enduring images from last night's World Cup semi-final. Plus, we reveal the only Croatian player who's not celebrating. Also, Donald Trump's arrival...

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2018-07-11 Emma JAMES

World Cup football: It's not coming home

The second World Cup semi-final turned into a rollercoaster affair, with Croatia sealing their win in extra-time. Just before the final whistle blew, we took a look at how the...

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