HIV-positive people in Papua New Guinea are being buried alive, a health worker has claimed.
Margaret Marabe, who spent five months working on an HIV/Aids awareness programme in the remote Southern Highlands, said she had seen five people being buried alive by relatives, who feared becoming infected. One boy called out "Mama, Mama" as soil was shovelled on his head, said Ms Marabe, who works for a volunteer organisation called Igat Hope, pidgin English for "I've got hope".
Women in PNG, where many people retain ancient beliefs in the supernatural, have reportedly been blamed for causing the disease. Mobs have attacked women believed to be witches, and tortured or murdered them. According to some reports, 500 such attacks have been carried out in the past year.
A Navy man who got mad when someone mocked him as a "nerd" over the Internet climbed into his car and drove 1,300 miles from Virginia to Texas to teach the other guy a lesson.
Investigators say Tavares boiled over when Anderson called him a nerd and posted a digitally altered photo making Tavares look like a skinny boy in high-water pants, holding a gun and a laptop under a "Revenge of the Nerds" sign.
ATHENS, Greece - Researchers in northern Greece have uncovered two massive tusks of a prehistoric mastodon that roamed Europe more than 2 million years ago . tusks that could be the largest of their kind ever found.
One of the tusks measured 16-feet-4-inches long.
They live 55 years, 3.5 meters (11 1/2 feet) tall at the shoulder, and weighed around six tons.
There was a young girl of Cape Cod
Who dreamt she'd been buggered by God.
But it wasn't Jehovah
That turned the girl over,
'Twas Roger the lodger, the dirty old codger,
the bugger, the bastard, the sod!