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Belgium full-face veil ban vote due

Belgium could become the first country in Europe to ban the full-face veils worn in public by some Muslim women.

Most of the parties in the Belgian parliament support the move to ban the wearing of the niqab and burqa in public spaces, but critics say the move is an attack on human rights.

Dominic Hughes reports from Brussels.


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