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Smoke rises after what the Iranian media said was an Israeli strike on a building close to the Iranian embassy in Damascus, Syria April 1, 2024.

IMAGO/APAimages via Reuters Connect

Hard Numbers: Aid group pauses Gaza operations, South Africa’s water crisis, Chinese manufacturing growth, New British Museum probe, Japan’s royal Insta debut

7: The disaster relief nonprofit, World Central Kitchen, paused operations in Gaza and the region on Tuesday after the organization said seven of its workers were killed by an IDF airstrike. The group said it was hit shortly after workers finished unloading food aid, despite having coordinated its movements with the Israeli military. The organization has played a critical role in obtaining aid by sea and distributing it to desperate Gazans.
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An oblong repousse gold ornament with three bands of decora is displayed in this undated handout picture obtained by Reuters.

The Trustees of the British Museum/Handout via REUTERS

The UK finally returns looted treasures … for a limited time only

If someone takes your stuff and only returns it with conditions attached, you might be the victim of a mafia swindling. Or British imperialism.

The looted “crown jewels” of Ghana are being returned to the country by two prominent British museums on a three-year loan agreement, with an option to extend for another three years.

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