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PAGINA DE MEDIA (Romania)

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After being the source of much mockery, Romanian reporter Adrian Boioglu wants to set the record straight. During a live weather report from Constanta on the country's Black Sea coast, the roving news reporter from the Realitatea news channel appeared to get caught red-handed as he was attempting to recreate a sandstorm, the Romanian website Pagina de media reported.

Watch the video below to see what looks like an assistant kicking the sand up. Boioglu contacted Worldcrunch by email to say that the person kicking sand was the cameraman from another TV Station.

The video has gone viral in Romania, and according to Pagina de media, "will go down in the history of Romanian TV goofs."

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Jehovah's Witnesses Translate The Bible In Indigenous Language — Is This Colonialism?

The Jehovah's Witnesses in Chile have launched a Bible version translated into the native Mapudungun language, evidently indifferent to the concerns of a nation striving to save its identity from the Western cultural juggernaut.

A Mapuche family awaits for Chilean President Gabriel Boric to arrive at the traditional Te Deum in the Cathedral of Santiago, on Chile's Independence Day.

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NEUQUÉN — The Bible can now be read in Mapuzugun, the language of the Mapuche, an ancestral nation living across Chile and Argentina. It took the Chilean branch of the Jehovah's Witnesses, a latter-day Protestant church often associated with door-to-door proselytizing and cold calling, three years to translate it into "21st-century Mapuzugun".

The church's Mapuche members in Chile welcomed the book when it was launched in Santiago last June, but some of their brethren see it rather as a cultural imposition. The Mapuche were historically a fighting nation, and fiercely resisted both the Spanish conquerors and subsequent waves of European settlers. They are still fighting for land rights in Chile.

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