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Burkini ban would be 'unconstitutional', says French minister Bernard Cazeneuve says law prohibiting the full-body swimwear would stoke tensions when the country needs healingA law banning the full-body burkini swimsuit in France would stoke tensions between communities and would be both unconstitutional and ineffec
The Guardian | 2 hours, 42 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Nick Xenophon confirms party will block same-sex marriage plebiscite Xenophon team statement means the fate of the marriage equality plebiscite lies with Labor, which has indicated it is also likely to vote against it Nick Xenophon has confirmed his party will block the same-sex marriage plebiscite. The fate of the popular
The Guardian | 2 hours, 47 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
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Ticket to ride The Facebook group where passengers cast a humorous eye on the behaviour of tram conductors.
BBC News | 2 hours, 48 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Commander of Colombias FARC rebel group announces a permanent cease-fire under peace accord Commander of Colombias FARC rebel group announces a permanent cease-fire under peace accord.
Washington Post | 2 hours, 59 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Canadian government sets up probe of switched at birth case The Canadian government is setting up a third-party investigation after DNA evidence indicated two men from a northern Manitoba indigenous community were switched at birth.
Washington Post | 2 hours, 59 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
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Reaching a South Korean audience by finding laughs from North Korea Through his webtoons, one defector is teaching young South Koreans about life in the North.
Washington Post | 2 hours, 59 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
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Myanmar Peace Talks Seek to Defy Weight of History New peace talks between Aung San Suu Kyi's government and Myanmar's myriad guerrilla armies beginning Wednesday are designed to end decades of bloodshed and set the country in a new direction.
Wall Street Journal | 3 hours, 12 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Girl X case: minister asks royal commission to examine alleged foster care abuse NSW government asks commission to examine events at foster home but opposition says it should be suspendedThe New South Wales government has asked the child sex abuse royal commission to look into events at a Sydney foster care refuge centre where a teena
The Guardian | 3 hours, 23 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Israel Joins Bikini Fray, Ordering Concert Singer to Cover Up In a twist on the French debate over the full-body burkini worn by some Muslim women, Israel is insisting on modest dress by performers at government-sponsored events.
New York Times | 3 hours, 31 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Juan Gabriel, legendary Mexican singer-songwriter, dies aged 66 The Latino Elvis overcame a tough upbringing in an orphanage to sell more than 100m albumsJuan Gabriel, the legendary Mexican singer-songwriter , has died suddenly at his home in California. He was 66.Gabriel was Mexicos leading singer-songwriter and top-
The Guardian | 3 hours, 37 minutes ago | comment? | recommend