Thousands may need baptism renewal after US priest errs for 26 years
19 February 2022 | 8:35 am
Father Andres Arango was performing the ritual with the words, "We baptize you," instead of the Vatican-sanctioned "I baptize you." Arango had been making the mistake during his entire priesthood.
Bomb threats have been disrupting classes at close to 20 predominantly Black universities in the United States. After a handful of threats on Monday, the first day of Black History Month in the US, more than a dozen campuses went into lockdown over new threats the next day. Tensions are also high over an ongoing battle on the public school teaching of critical race theory. It says racism is not just the product of individual bias, but embedded in America's legal systems and policies.
The US said the leader of the so-called "Islamic State" was "taken off the battlefield" in a raid in northwestern Syria. Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Qurayshi blew himself up during the raid, President Joe Biden said.
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The first contingent of 2,000 additional US soldiers has arrived near Frankfurt, with others touching down near Poland's border with Ukraine. The White House says the troops will protect eastern NATO members from potential Russian aggression.
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The US Justice Department announced its "largest financial seizure ever" and the arrest of a New York couple for allegedly laundering money stolen through a 2016 hacking.
The price of Bitcoin dipped in early trading on Wednesday, after the US Justice Department announced it had arrested two people and seized Bitcoin worth $3.6 billion that was stolen from the exchange Bitfinex in 2016. The investigation is being closely watched by players in the cryptocurrency sector as to how investigators are tracking criminal activity involving the tokens. Also today, we report on protests in Argentina against the latest agreement with the International Monetary Fund.
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US led sanctions imposed on Zimbabwe two decades ago have had far reaching effects on the country's economy. Also, South Africa has opened a new vaccine plant. The first on the continent to cover the entire process from start to finish. And Kourtrajme heads to Senegal. The French filmaking collective hopes to help students go from dreaming to screenings.
Inflation soared over the past year at its highest rate in four decades, hammering America's consumers, wiping out pay raises and reinforcing the Federal Reserve's decision to begin raising borrowing rates across the economy.
Protesters blocking a major bridge connecting Canada and the US were ordered to clear the area by a court ruling.
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