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This week on France America, Police detained five women in Paris after botched terrorist attack near Notre Dame Cathedral. Police arrested additional suspects, including the 15-year-old daughter of one of the women. Then, Hollande gives a speech about the state rejecting civil liberties in the fight against terrorism. He said that this was incompatible with the French constitution in the wake of outcry about French secularism. Later, blind judoka athlete wins France's first Paralympic gold in Rio de Janeiro. Finally, the first woman to receive a partial face transplant, Isabelle Dinoire, passes away at 49.
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On this episode of France America, France's highest court rules on the legality of the “burkini” ban. Later, we cover the significant drop of tourism in France as a result of terrorism, labor strikes, and flooding. Then, we talk about the 6.0 earthquake in the heart of Italy, claiming numerous lives and causing injuries across the country. Finally, we speak about the death of pioneering French designer, Sonia Rykiel.