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British museum employees fired over stolen artifacts

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The renowned British Museum has terminated the employment of a staff member in connection with the disappearance, theft, and damage of items from its prized collection.

The incident has prompted legal action against the individual involved, as well as a comprehensive security review. The London Metropolitan Police have also been called in to investigate the matter, underlining the gravity of the situation.

The British Museum, revered as one of the globe’s most frequented cultural institutions, disclosed that the incident primarily revolved around diminutive pieces housed within a storeroom.

These artifacts encompassed an array of valuables, such as gold jewelry, gems, semi-precious stones, and glass items dating back from the 15th century BC to the 19th century AD.

“Not showcased”

The majority of the pilfered items were not showcased to the public eye in recent times, instead being reserved mainly for scholarly and research purposes. While the financial value of the missing pieces is yet to be fully assessed, their historical significance is indisputable.

Hartwig Fischer, the Director of the British Museum, expressed deep concern and underscored the institution’s commitment to safeguarding its collections. Fischer stated, “This is a highly unusual incident. I know I speak for all colleagues when I say that we take the safeguarding of all the items in our care extremely seriously.”

Increased security

The museum has taken swift measures to bolster its existing security protocols.

Collaborating with external experts, the institution aims to meticulously document the extent of the loss, damage, and theft. This comprehensive accounting will serve as a foundation for the recovery efforts undertaken.

The Chair of the British Museum, former finance minister George Osborne, expressed the trustees’ profound apprehension upon learning of the theft earlier this year. This incident casts a shadow over the revered institution, prompting it to redouble its commitment to protecting its rich cultural heritage.

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Harris secures strong Democratic support for White House run despite challenges

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Kamala Harris delivered a pointed speech targeting former President Donald Trump, emphasising a hopeful vision for the future under her leadership.

Harris criticised Trump’s policies and leadership style, asserting her commitment to a brighter future for the country.

Harris highlighted economic recovery, healthcare reforms, and social justice as key priorities for her administration, contrasting them with Trump’s tenure. #featured #trending #ticker news

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Vice President Kamala Harris prepares to enter 2024 U.S. presidential race

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Vice President Kamala Harris has confirmed her 2024 presidential bid.

Following President Joe Biden’s decision to drop out of the race, Vice President Kamala Harris has confirmed her 2024 presidential bid.

Harris’s announcement marks a historic moment, as she seeks to become the first female president of the United States.

The news has sent ripples through both the Democratic Party and the broader political landscape as the 2024 election swiftly approaches.

Oz Sultan, the Chief Strategist with the Sultan Interactive Group joins Veronica Dudo to discuss.

#IN AMERICA TODAY #trending #election #2024election #JoeBiden #KamalaHarris

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U.S. Secret Service Director admits security failure, faces rising resignation demands

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House Republicans and Democrats have jointly called for the resignation of the U.S. Secret Service Director following the mishandling of recent security incident involving the attempted assassination of Former President Trump.

The U.S. House of Representatives Oversight Committee’s Republican chair, James Comer, and top Democrat, Jamie Raskin both called on Secret Service Director Cheatle to step down.

The demands for Cheatle’s resignation comes after the Secret Service’s response to a recent attempted assassination on former President Donald Trump.

Former Secret Service agent Tim Miller joins Ticker’s Ahron Young to discuss the issue. #featured #trending

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