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Nicolas Sarkozy today took a hard line in France's latest row over Islamic dress, saying full veils and face coverings were a sign of women's debasement and "not welcome" on French soil.
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A financial services firm in Japan has begun offering lower mortgage interest rates to "intelligent" customers.


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Families of Israeli Arabs shot dead on a bus in Galilee are not considered terrorism victims because their killer was Jewish, the defence ministry says.


A United Nations panel has urged Israel to repeal a new law forcing Palestinians who marry Israelis to live separate lives.


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The US has introduced tougher screening rules for passengers arriving by air from 14 nations which the authorities deem to be a security risk. Travellers from Nigeria, Pakistan, Syria, Iran, Sudan, Yemen and Cuba will be among those facing body pat-down searches and carry-on baggage checks. It follows an alleged attempt to blow up a plane on Christmas Day.


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The US has lifted a 22-year immigration ban which has stopped anyone with HIV/Aids from entering the country.


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Czech schools are still riddled with "systematic discrimination" that ensures Roma children get an inferior education, Amnesty International says.


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