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VIDEO: Villagers in Malaysia catch 20ft female python, later kill and cook it

A massive 20ft female python was caught by villagers on the Malaysian island of Borneo and they shot dead the reptile before cooking and eating it. Locals were out hunting when they heard strange noises coming from inside a fallen tree last week. They used a chainsaw to cut through the bark and found the two reptiles – which are considered a delicacy in the remote Sarawak region. Several men dragged the beasts out before they were shot and hauled into a truck to be served up after being fried or grilled in…

WATCH: Eerie lights flying in formation raise UFO fears

Village residents in south-west Ukraine were baffled and left fearing an alien invasion when strange lights appeared in the sky. The bizarre spots raised UFO suspicions among locals in the village of Novogradovka in Odessa Oblast in south-western Ukraine. Seven lights appeared in the sky, seemingly in the shape of an airplane, staying in one formation as if linked. One social media user likened the flying shapes to a "variation of the Starfleet insignia" used in the Star Trek TV shows and films. The footage of…

Mubarak Village – A beautiful place with a miserable life

Mubarak Village,located about 30 kilometers away at Karachi's coastline, has been home to around 4,000 people. The serene setting of the village sitting at the Arabian Sea certainly fascinates the outsiders or those making it to the captivating beach, but it's not what it really seems. The village, housing the fishermen community, however, face the problems suffered by the most of the settlements straddle across the coast of Karachi including lack of clean drinking water, electricity and other necessities for a…

70 villagers kidnapped in Afghanistan, at least 7 killed: police

KABUL: Seventy Afghans were abducted Friday from their village along the main highway in the south of the country, and at least seven were killed, police said, accusing the Taliban of the kidnappings. Around 30 villagers have been released but at least 30 others are still missing, Abdul Raziq, the head of Kandahar provincial police told AFP. "The Taliban abducted 70 people from their houses in a village along the Kandahar-Tarinkot highway, Friday. They killed seven of them today," Raziq said. "Their bodies were found…

Rohingya villagers tell media of abuses during army crackdown

KYAR GAUNG TAUNG, Myanmar: Rohingya Muslim women lined up to tell reporters of missing husbands, mothers and sons on Saturday as international media were escorted for the first time to a village in Myanmar's northern Rakhine state affected by violence since October. "My son is not a terrorist. He was arrested while doing farm work," said one young mother, Sarbeda. She had bustled her way -- an infant in her arms -- through several other women telling reporters their husbands had been arrested on false grounds. In…

‘Half-human, half-beast’ creature terrifies villagers

The birth of a “half-human and half-beast” creature has triggered fear among many of 4,000 inhabitants and farmers of Lady Frere village of South Africa, who think the creature has been “sent by the devil”. DISTURBING IMAGES- VIEWER DISCRETION ADVISED The panic was so intense that the Eastern Cape Department of Rural Development sent out experts to conduct tests after its pictures spread through the community. Chief Director of Veterinary Services Dr Lubabalo Mrwebi admitted that at first glance the lamb –…

Indian villagers kill six men over kidnapping rumour on WhatsApp

NEW DELHI: Angry villagers beat to death six men in eastern India after rumours spread that they were operating a child kidnapping ring, police said Friday. The killings took place in the remote state of Jharkhand state earlier in the week. Deputy police superintendent Animesh Nathani said the attackers were angered by a WhatsApp video warning local people a kidnapping gang was operating in the area. "The incidents happened over two days in neighbouring districts which are populated by tribals," he told AFP.…

No yolk! Bosnian villagers shoe eggs to keep age-old craft alive

Centuries ago when Saxons developed mining and blacksmithing in Bosnia's Kresevo, the ability to shoe an egg was regarded as the sign an apprentice was fit to start his own business and family. Now only a handful of men in the village are still practicing the art of fitting miniature horseshoes to eggshells, including 69-year-old Stjepan Biletic who trained to do so when he retired from schoolteaching after the 1992-95 Bosnian war. "The egg is a symbol of creation of new life and new beginning and the horseshoe a…

Villagers dig up bodies of dead relatives and give them makeover in bizarre ritual

JAKARTA: A village in Indonesia province of Toraja has a bizarre annual ritual where villagers dig up the bodies of their dead relatives before washing, grooming and dressing them up in fancy new clothes. The locals believe that this act keep their relatives alive in their hearts and minds. The ritual is called Ma'nene, or The Ceremony of Cleaning Corpses. As part of the ‘zombie ceremony’, even the skeletons of children are exhumed. Damaged coffins are fixed or replaced before the mummies are walked around the area…