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SLOVENSKA TISKOVNA AGENCIJA (Slovenia), BBC NEWS (UK), REUTERS

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LJUBLJANA – The Slovenian parliament has ousted Prime Minister Janez Janša and his conservative government amid corruption allegations and growing discontent over the country's struggling economy.

The country’s National Assembly asked opposition leader and finance expert Alenka Bratušek to form a new government, after Prime Minister Janez Janša -- whose term lasted just over a year – was dismissed in a no-confidence vote late Wednesday, Slovenia’s news agency STA reports.

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Slovenia's new PM Alenka Bratušek - Source: Wikimedia

Bratušek, 42, will become the first woman to lead Slovenia since its secession from Yugoslavia in 1991, according to BBC News. The head of the main centre-left opposition party Positive Slovenia promised on Thursday she would be able to heal its crippled economy and avoid an international bailout.

"Considering that Slovenia is still under the EU average in terms of public debt, I still believe that with the steps we will take Slovenia will solve the position of its public finances on its own," Bratušek told Reuters on Thursday.

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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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