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One million dance lovers gather at Japan's 'Awa' festival

Bandai-cho - Over a million performers and spectators will flock to a western Japanese city this weekend for one of the country's largest dance festivals, after organisers stepped up efforts to accommodate foreign visitors.

Titanic locket owner may have been identified

Pennsylvania Furnace - After long years of search, the Hempfield family finally declares to have found the mystery owner of a gold locket from Titanic and believe the item originally belonged to Annie Moore Ward of Philadelphia.

Tribe faces extinction because of illegal logging Special

A Brazilian tribe faces extinction as its territory is being illegally deforested. A report obtained by charity Survival International found that the nomadic Awá tribe live in three of the five most deforested areas in the Amazon.
 

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Karapiru  an Awá man who survived the massacre
of his family by gunmen. © F Watson/Survival
Karapiru, an Awá man who survived the massacre of his family by gunmen. © F Watson/Survival
Awá man from Juriti survey the forest which is being illegally destroyed by settlers  Awa  Brazil.
Awá man from Juriti survey the forest which is being illegally destroyed by settlers, Awa, Brazil.
© Fiona Watson/Survival courtesy of Survival International
A young Awá girl from Juriti eats papaya  Brazil.
A young Awá girl from Juriti eats papaya, Brazil.
© Sarah Shenker/Survival courtesy of Survival International
An Awá man stands amidst the burnt remains of
his tribe s forest. ©Survival
An Awá man stands amidst the burnt remains of his tribe's forest. ©Survival
The Awá of Tiracambu community  Brazil.
The Awá of Tiracambu community, Brazil.
© Fiona Watson/Survival courtesy of Survival International
Forest on Awá land is being illegally cleared by settlers  Brazil.
Forest on Awá land is being illegally cleared by settlers, Brazil.
© Fiona Watson/Survival courtesy of Survival International

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