Malaysia court allows tribes to fight land claim

Malaysia court allows tribes to fight land claimMALAYSIA'S highest court on Tuesday allowed indigenous tribespeople from Borneo the right to challenge the acquisition of their ancestral land, in what campaigners hailed as a historic test case.
Their legal battle for native title began 12 years ago after the state government of Sarawak on Malaysian Borneo requisitioned land for the controversial Bakun dam and a timber pulpmill.

Pro-Kremlin party, head cursed by Siberian shamans

Pro-Kremlin party, head cursed by Siberian shamansSome 50 representatives of indigenous peoples from Russia's North have put a curse on Federation Council Speaker Sergei Mironov and A Just Russia, a pro-Kremlin quasi-opposition group that he heads, over the use of "dirty electoral technology."

How Stone Age man kept his pores clean... in the SAUNA

How Stone Age man kept his pores clean... in the SAUNAThe remains of a 4,500-year-old sauna have been discovered by archaeologists excavating a Stone Age temple.
They unearthed the foundations of the building at Marden Henge, near Devizes in Wiltshire.
Located close to the River Avon, the neolithic ‘sauna’ was in a key position overlooking a ceremonial area at the site.

Ancient artifacts found near Burlington waterfront

Ancient artifacts found near Burlington waterfrontBURLINGTON Archaeologists assessing an expansion site for the Burlington wastewater treatment plant have excavated thousands of artifacts believed to date back as far as AD 700.

Shaman burned alive by village mob

Shaman burned alive by village mobPOLICE in the Indonesian province of Aceh are investigating the murder of a man who was allegedly burned alive in front of a large group of villagers after being accused of practising black magic.
The victim, identified as 67-year-old Teungku Ilyas, also known as Nek Liyah, was reportedly dragged to an area in front of the town hall, where a large crowd gathered and watched on as he was doused in petrol and set alight.