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Sudan crisis: ‘Paramilitary unit’ puts Khartoum under lockdown

Image copyright AFP Image caption Security forces, seen here on Monday, moved against protesters after a long stand-off Sudanese paramilitary forces are pushing deeper into Khartoum, witnesses say, after a crackdown on protesters killed at least 30 people on Monday. Heavily armed members of the Rapid Support Forces are said to be fanning out across …

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Former Nigerian dictator’s £210m seized from Jersey account

Image caption The late ruler is suspected to have embezzled about $2.2bn from Nigeria’s central bank More than $267m (£210m) belonging to a former Nigerian dictator has been seized from a Jersey bank account. The money was “derived through corruption” during the presidency of Sani Abacha in the 1990s, according to Jersey’s Civil Asset Recovery …

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Africa Cup of Nations: Court of Arbitration for Sport dismisses Comoros’ case

Comoros missed out on qualifying for the Africa Cup of Nations finals in Egypt The Court of Arbitration for Sport (Cas) has dismissed the appeals from the Comoros Football Federation (FFC) over Cameroon’s participation at the Africa Cup of Nations. The FFC argued on 29 May that Cameroon should be excluded from the 2019 Nations …

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India v South Africa in Cricket World Cup: Du Plessis promises ‘harsh words’

South Africa conceded 37 fours and three sixes against Bangladesh World Cup, South Africa v India Date: Wednesday, 5 June Venue: Hampshire Bowl Start: 10:30 BST Coverage: Live commentary on BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra, the BBC Sport website and app South Africa skipper Faf du Plessis says there will be “harsh words” for …

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Boeing warns of potential wing faults in some 737 jets

Image copyright Getty Images Boeing has warned airlines about potential flaws on the wings of some 737 aircraft, including on the new-generation 737 Max that was grounded after two crashes. The company has identified possible faulty parts on more than 300 aircraft worldwide. The parts, called wing slats, help reduce drag on take-off and landing. …

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Caster Semenya: Olympic 800m champion can compete after Swiss court ruling

Caster Semenya has won the Olympic 800m title twice and the world title three times Caster Semenya will not need to take testosterone-reducing medication to compete after a Swiss court temporarily suspended a new IAAF ruling. The Olympic 800m champion, 28, last month lost her challenge to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (Cas) against …

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Maymona Abdi and Karima Watts describe Somaliland detention

Image copyright Courtesy Jason Jeremias Image caption Karima Watts (left) and Maymona Abdi (right) Two Canadian women detained in Somaliland tell BBC News they faced emotional abuse and were often denied legal counsel, food, medical treatment and basic sanitation during their time in prison. Maymona Abdi, 28, and Karima Watts, 24, spent almost three months …

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‘There is no word for Down’s syndrome in my language’

Image copyright Clare Spencer Image caption Elly Kitaly takes her son Chadron swimming in place of the physiotherapy he needs for his Down’s syndrome When Elly Kitaly gave birth to her son she found out he had Down’s syndrome. She realised that the condition was so ignored in her country, Tanzania, that isn’t even an …

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