Isolated Mashco-Piro Indians appear in Peru

Isolated Mashco-Piro Indians appear in PeruMembers of an Indian tribe that has long lived in voluntary isolation in Peru's southeastern Amazon attempted to make contact with outsiders for a second time since 2011, leading to a tense standoff at a river hamlet.

Peru drug experience a trip too far, tourists told

Peru drug experience a trip too far, tourists toldIt is an hallucinogenic brew said to enhance your understanding of the universe, but the Australian government has warned that Peru's booming ayahuasca trade is putting young travellers in danger.

Exploring the cultural rituals of China's Qinghai province

Watching three village elders poking fearsome-looking skewers through both the cheeks of about a dozen eager young men should have been gruesome to watch but, apart from the tight scrum of excited onlookers, the whole process was a little less bloodthirsty than it might have been.

American Indian traditions, culture shared with 2,500 at 8th Rock, Rattle and Drum Pow Wow

American Indian traditions, culture shared with 2,500 at 8th Rock, Rattle and Drum Pow WowADAMS -- Bowe field was alive with the drumming, dancing, singing, and the smells of American Indian culture this weekend as people celebrated the 8th annual Rock, Rattle and Drum Pow Wow.
Sunday afternoon, event organizer Fidel Moreno, of the American Indian cultural non-profit Healing Winds, estimated close to 2,500 people attended the two-day event.

Why this man wants to be stung by bees: Chinese 'doctors' claim venom can ward off diseases such as

Why this man wants to be stung by bees: Chinese Patients in China are swarming to acupuncture clinics to be given bee stings to treat or ward off life-threatening illness, practitioners say.
More than 27,000 people have undergone the painful technique - each session can involve dozens of punctures - at Wang Menglin's clinic in Beijing, says the bee acupuncturist who makes his living from believers in the concept.