Smartphone app could help save Australian Aboriginal language from extinction

Smartphone app could help save Australian Aboriginal language from extinctionAround the world nearly 3,000 languages are facing extinction. At least 100 of those endangered languages are in Australia, where one, Iwaidja, now has fewer than 200 fluent speakers. The language is only used on Croker Island, a 130-square-mile island off the coast of Northern Australia that is home to a regional group of indigenous Australian Aboriginals.

Worshipping the sun gods

Worshipping the sun godsA Hindu devotee prays while standing in the waters of the Arabian Sea as she worships the Sun god during the Hindu religious festival "Chhat Puja" in Mumbai, November 19, 2012. Hindu devotees worship the Sun god and fast all day for the betterment of their family and society during the festival.

'Enchanted' Figurine Is Spain's Oldest

It's missing a head and some limbs, but an "enchanted" ceramic idol recently unearthed near Barcelona is thought to be the most ancient human figurine ever found in Spain, archaeologists say.

Shamans give Obama the win

Shamans give Obama the winLima - Using maracas, coca leaves and a hallucinogenic brew, shamans in Peru got down to business Monday using pre-Columbian traditional ceremonies to pick a winner in the US presidential race.

Farmerís wife from Norfolk is crowned chief of a Ghanian tribe for the THIRD time in honour of her

Farmerís wife from Norfolk  is crowned chief of a Ghanian tribe for the THIRD time in honour of herA British grandmother who became the first white woman in the world to be made a Ghanian chief has amazingly been crowned head - of her third tribe. Aid worker Lynne Symonds, 50, was crowned 'Chief of Enlightenment and Education' for the Manprusis tribe in Ghana in 1996 as a thank you for her brave charitable efforts.