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BBC news 2019-06-07

BBC news with Julie Chandler.

The African union has suspended Sudan following the killing of dozens pro-democracy protesters by the security forces. It’s warned further action unless power is transferred from military to a civilian-led transitional authority.

The United Nations has condemned the Palestinian authority cabinet after it emerged its minister has been given security pay rise as 67% . The pay hikes were revealed in leaked documents.

Islamic militants in northwestern Syria have reportedly launched an attack on government forces, killing 11 fighters. British-based activists say Jihadists targeted the village of Jubb in Hama province.

Algeria’s interim president Abdelkader Bensalah has called for an inclusive dialogue to prepare for presidential elections, after the authorities canceled the vote planned for July. Mr.Bensalah said a new date should be fixed as soon as possible.

Mastercard has suspended an advertising campaign with the Brazilian football star Neymar after he was accused of raping a woman at a hotel in Paris last month. Neymar who plays in Paris Saint-Germain strongly denies the allegations.

World football’s governing body has confirmed that the head of sport in Africa Ahmad Ahmad is being questioned by French police. FIFA says the investigation was related to allegations about his conduct while president of the confederation of African football.

The head of the New York police department has apologized for a notorious raid 50 years in a gay bar. It was a catalyst for the modern LGBT rights movement. In 1969, New York police raided the Stonewall to enforce laws to make it illegal to serve alcohol to known homosexuals.

American, British, Canadian and French leaders have been commemorating the D-Day landing 75 years ago. A start of the live campaign to free France from the Nazis.

BBC news.

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