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August 25, 2016

Dozens of French resorts have banned beachwear that "conspicuously" shows a person's religion such as a "burkini" -- a full-body swimsuit for Muslim women. (AFP/Fethi Belaid)
17:00 GMT
Many argue that forbidding Islamic-inspired swimwear opens a gateway for racial discrimination.
A Syrian rebel tries on a gas mask in the northwestern province of Idlib, on July 18, 2013. (AFP/File)
08:27 GMT
The UN is expected to publish a full report on the use of mustard and chlorine gas by Syrian regime forces and Daesh militants.

August 24, 2016

There have been ten women fined so far this summer as part of the enforcement of the new French law. (Courtesy photo)
09:33 GMT
Four burly cops stood over the middle-aged woman, who had been quietly sunbathing on the Promenade des Anglais beach in Nice - yards from the scene of the Bastille Day lorry attack - and watched her take off a Muslim-style garment which protected her modesty.