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World 18 Jan 2018 | 5:14 AM

Peru shamans hold rituals, foresee good news during Pope's visit

LIMA (Reuters) - Peruvian shamans said on Wednesday they expect good news from the visit of Pope Francis to the Andean nation, and held rituals on a beach near Lima to give him strength to fight against accusations of sexual abuse that have plagued the Roman Catholic Church.

World 24 Nov 2017 | 12:20 AM

Venezuela's indigenous Warao decamp to uncertain future in Brazil

PACARAIMA, Brazil (Reuters) - An indigenous tribe that journeyed hundreds of kilometres to flee the economic crisis in Venezuela has been trapped in limbo near the border in Brazil, after it was moved off the streets of the Amazon city of Manaus.

Nation 28 Oct 2017 | 12:00 AM

No review in pay but civil servants welcome other perks

DESPITE there being no review in pay or allowances, Budget 2018 helps improve a civil servant’s career in the long run, said Datuk Azih Muda, president of Cuepacs, which represents 1.62 million members.

World 22 Sep 2017 | 7:09 AM

In South Korea, daily stresses outweigh North Korea missile worries

SEOUL (Reuters) - Soon after North Korea tested its sixth and largest nuclear bomb earlier this month, You Jae-youn, a 32-year-old South Korean office worker, swiftly put the news behind her to focus on more immediate worries.

AseanPlus News 20 Sep 2017 | 5:09 AM

Indonesian 'shaman' killed while searching for body in crocodile-infested waters

KALIMANTAN: A self-proclaimed crocodile shaman who said he had the power to control crocodiles was killed in a suspected attack by one of the reptiles in Kutai Kartanegara, East Kalimantan, last Saturday.

AseanPlus News 03 Sep 2017 | 8:00 PM

Ancient dog festival celebrates legend of heaven-sent canine in China

Members of the Miao people celebrate tradition that their ancestors were saved from death by a heaven-sent animal

Nation 09 Aug 2017 | 12:00 AM

Sultan lends royal touch to restoring reef

SULTAN Ibrahim Ibni Almarhum Sultan Iskandar (pic) dived to plant 1,200 baby corals in Pulau Mentinggi, a cluster of Pulau Tinggi in Mersing, Johor.

AseanPlus News 17 Jul 2017 | 4:47 AM

Out of the woods: Thai 'hermits' harness web to go global

Khon Kaen (Thailand) (AFP) - From communing with forest spirits to whipping up love potions, Thailand's cave-dwelling hermits once conducted their supernatural endeavours with just ancient magic and ritual as their guide.

AseanPlus News 09 Jul 2017 | 12:00 AM

Banished girl dies of snake bite in Nepal

KATHMANDU: An 18-year-old girl died in Nepal after she was bitten by a snake while banished to a shed because she was menstruating, part of a long-banned ancient Hindu practice, officials said.

Nation 18 May 2017 | 12:00 AM

Penampang lad has it in him to become a shaman

KOTA KINABALU: The bobohizan or Kadazandusun shaman is a community elder who performs important rituals especially during the Kaamatan (Harvest Festival). And one young man from Penampang is determined to keep these old ways alive.