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    Swiss canton backs burqa ban

    euronews (in English)

    by euronews (in English)

    Voters in the Italian speaking Swiss canton of Ticino have become the country's first district to back a ban on face-covering veils.

    However, the move still needs the approval of the federal parliament.

    Those in favour claim the burqa is a barrier to integration but rights groups claim the ban discriminates against Muslims.