France wants to apply burqa ban to tourists

PARIS, April 23 — France’s government yesterday announced it would apply a proposed ban on face-covering Islamic veils to visiting tourists as well as residents, even as scepticism mounted over the legality of the plan.

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Pentagon disinvites evangelist who scorned Islam

WASHINGTON, April 23 — The US Army yesterday withdrew an invitation to a Christian evangelist to speak at a Pentagon prayer service next month following an outcry over his references to Islam as a violent religion.

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