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Yale to return Inca artefacts to Peru

Yale University has signed an agreement with a university in Peru to return thousands of Inca artefacts taken from the Machu Picchu citadel nearly 100 years ago.

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Ethically-sourced food, furniture and clothing have become commonplace in British shops. Jeweller Stephen Webster argues that our baubles should be too

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