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Looted Ethiopian Crown Resurfaces in the Netherlands

AMSTERDAM — In 1998, Sirak Asfaw, a Dutch civil servant who was born in Ethiopia, noticed something shiny in the suitcase of a guest who was staying at his house. Curious, he opened the case to find a glittering gilded crown inside. “I couldn’t believe my eyes,” Mr. Sirak, who …

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South Africa Vows to Crack Down on Anti-Immigrant Violence

PRETORIA, South Africa — The president of South Africa vowed on Thursday that “early warning mechanisms” would be put in place to try to avoid further violence against immigrants in his country, after a serious of deadly attacks prompted anger from other African leaders and an extraordinary airlift of Nigerians. …

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He Grew Up on a Farm. Now, He Helps Protect Them.

This article is part of a new series on Visionaries. The New York Times selected people from all over the world who are pushing the boundaries of their fields, from science and technology to culture and sports. Few livelihoods offer as many paths to failure as agriculture. Throughout history, farmers …

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