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In this Attock village, home is where the cave is

NIKKO, HASSAN ABDAL: Bomb-proof, earthquake-resistant and cheap: thousands of people are choosing to hunker down in caves northwest of Islamabad, snapping up the hobbit-like homes amid a nationwide housing shortage. Located around 60 kilometres (40 miles) from Islamabad, nearly 3,000 people live in caves in the village of Hasan Abdal, - a city in Attock district, according to councilor Haji Abdul Rasheed -- whose own home is among the dwellings carved into the rugged, earthen hillside embankments. Rasheed's spartan…

WATCH: Mutant cow born with four eyes and two faces

A four-eyed mutant calf has been born in China with two heads and two mouths which it is able to feed with. SCROLL DOWN FOR PICTURES: VIEWER DISCRETION ADVISED The little animal was born with the unusual features after it is suspected to have experienced some sort of genetic mutation. Villager Feng Wenhong shared images of the calf online from the remote village of Donggou, in north-western China's Shaanxi province. Feng feared the little calf did not have long to live and said it could not stand up. "All…

WATCH: This bonding between little kid and monkeys will melt your heart

KARNATAKA: An 18-month-old boy and monkeys in his locality are focus of the locals because of their incredible bonding and friendship in Karnataka’s city Hubli. It’s a common sight for the villagers to see apes and boy playing together and even sharing food on a frequent basis. According to ANI, the friendship started when one of the monkeys snatched food from boy’s hands when he was just six-month-old. After waking up when the boy feeds the monkeys and plays with them, they go back. Speaking to ANI, the boy’s…

This village in Netherlands has no roads — boats are the only means of transport

Have you ever thought of living a simple life? Well, there is one such place with scenic beauty sans vehicular pollution. And it’s a village Giethoorn in Netherlands. This idyllic village has no roads, and the only access is by water over the many beautiful canals or on foot over its wooden arch bridges. The locals use punters to get around and cars have to remain outside the village. The village was founded by a group of fugitives from the Mediterranean region around AD 1230. It became well known in 1958 when it was…

Dog worshipped by Chinese villagers in annual festival

GUIZHOU, China: People in a Chinese village organise an annual festival that sees a dog being dressed up in human clothing, carried on a sedan chair and worshipped as a god. Conducted every year by the Miao people of Jiaobang village in the Guizhou province, The Dog Carrying Day festival has seen the creatures worshipped for centuries. The annual celebration is marked with a parade for the dog which is dressed in a tailor-made shirt and a hat. It is then placed on a wooden sedan chair and carried over a rice paddy,…

This is how village where ‘Sholay’ was shot looks like after 42 years

Sholay was one of the biggest blockbusters of Bollywood and what’s more surprising is its relevance and eminence till date despite passage of 42 years. Locals from the Karnataka village where the iconic movie was shot refer to their area as “Sippy Nagar”, name of the director. Ramanagara, near Bengaluru, is where the Sholay team, under the supervision of its art director, the late Ram Yedekar, created an entire village, Ramgarh—complete with homes, streets, temples, a mosque and marketplace. This is where the…

Indian village terrified by bizarre goat with human-like features

NEW DELHI: Many people were left stunned and shocked after the footage of the bizarre mutant goat was posted online. The goat was discovered in India and footage of the peculiar animal soon swept the internet leaving users flabbergasted. The freakish animal appears to have the facial structure of a human, but with the rest of the body resembling a goat. The animal's lips appear to be bent upwards, forming a pout on its face. The nose also resembles that of a human's rather than the snout of a goat. The pictures…

Afghan forces recapture ‘massacre’ village: officials

KABUL: Afghan forces have recaptured a remote village where Taliban and Islamic State fighters allegedly massacred dozens of civilians earlier this month, officials said Tuesday. Militants killed about 50 men, women and children in Mirzawalang, a mainly Shia village in Sayad district of northern Sar-e Pul province, on August 5 after overrunning a government-backed militia, according to officials and residents. A spokesman for the Afghan National Army's northern military corps said troops had retaken the…