Swiss Mull ‘Burqa Ban’ in Vote Centering on Security, Rights

At a time when seemingly everyone in Europe is wearing masks to battle Covid-19, the Swiss go to the polls Sunday to vote on a long-laid proposal to ban face-coverings, both the niqabs and burqas worn by a few Muslim women in the country and the ski masks and bandannas used by protesters.

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Suspicious Tampons

A federal court in Virginia ruled a former dental hygienist at correctional facility who was fired for “suspicion of contraband” may pursue her sex discrimination claims against the Virginia Department of Corrections. The suspicion arose due to discrepancies in the body scans of the hygienist as she arrived and left work. In the morning, the scan revealed she was using a tampon; as she left work, it revealed her makeshift toilet paper tampon.

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Qatar Apologizes, Investigates Forced Airport Examinations

Qatar apologized Wednesday after authorities forcibly examined female passengers from a Qatar Airways flight to Sydney to try to identify who might have given birth to an abandoned newborn baby, even as Australia said it was only one of 10 flights subjected to the searches.

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