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New tribe

A nomadic Stone Age tribe believed to be untouched by civilisation has been discovered by a government patrol in wild mountainous jungle of Papua New Guinea, AFP reports from Port Moresby.

Naked, except for a few strips of bark and leaves, the Liawep people are said to have been as fascinated by their first sight of modern man as modern man was of them. The tribe - 79 men, women and children - was found last month living in bush huts under a large human-faced rock which they worshipped as a god. Already, a Baptist mission has gone to try to convert them and build them a church.