World Briefs: Corsican court sticks to burkini ban

Corsican court sticks to burkini ban

BASTIA (France) • An administrative court on the French island of Corsica has refused to lift a burkini ban that was introduced following a mass brawl on a beach, saying it was justified on public order grounds.

The mayor of the Corsican village of Sisco brought in the ban after a confrontation between Moroccans and local residents last month.


Aussie senator quits over money scandal

SYDNEY • Australian Opposition Senator Sam Dastyari, 33, quit the shadow Cabinet yesterday after saying he had failed to declare that a Chinese company had made payments on his behalf for travel and legal bills.

He has been fending off a backlash after media reported he asked a Chinese company to pay his expenses on a trip.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 08, 2016, with the headline 'World Briefs'. Print Edition | Subscribe