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France's ban on full-body Islamic veil violates human rights: U.N. rights panel

APRNEWS - The U.N. Human Rights Committee said on Tuesday that France’s ban on the niqab, the full-body Islamic veil, was a violation of human rights and ordered it to review the legislation.

France had failed to make the case for its ban, the committee said, and gave it 180 days to report back to say what actions it had taken.

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France : Immigrant who saved child from balcony fall given path to French citizenship

EURONEWS- An immigrant dubbed the "Spider-Man of Paris" has been invited to apply for French citizenship after staging a remarkable rescue over the weekend.

Video published on social media showed Mamoudou Gassama — who is living in the country illegally, according to a rights group — quickly scaling the side of an apartment block to save a child clinging from the outside of a fourth-floor balcony.

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