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What He Thought Would Keep Him Alive: a Football, Fish, and God

More on the final hours of John Allen Chau, killed by hostile Sentinelese

(Newser) - The young American, paddling his kayak toward a remote Indian island whose people have resisted the outside world for thousands of years, believed God was helping him dodge the authorities. "God sheltered me and camouflaged me against the coast guard and the navy," John Allen Chau wrote before...

Set Foot on This Island and You May Not Leave Alive
 Set Foot on This Island and 
 You May Not Leave Alive 
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Set Foot on This Island and You May Not Leave Alive

Isolated tribe on North Sentinel Island isn't a fan of outsiders

(Newser) - Sometimes paradise is better off lost: Off the coast of India in the Bay of Bengal, a Manhattan-size island called North Sentinel Island boasts a deep green canopy of trees, stretches of sandy beaches, coral reef barriers—and a population that's decidedly hostile to outsiders, who aren't likely...

India Tourist Ferry Sinks, Kills 21

13 rescued as officials seek 9 missing

(Newser) - A boat carrying local tourists capsized today in India's Andaman Sea in the Bay of Bengal, killing 21 people, officials said. Thirteen were rescued, said top Administrator P. Jawahar. Rescuers were looking for another nine people believed to be missing, CNN-IBN television news channel reported. The boat sank off...

India Cracks Down on 'Human Safaris'

Naked dancing video sparks nationwide uproar

(Newser) - Video footage of abused tribal women has triggered a national debate in India and inspired harsh words between police and human rights advocates, the Guardian reports. The so-called "human safari" video shows an off-camera police officer prompting naked women to dance for tourists in return for food on India'...

Tribal Women Ordered to Dance for Food

Corrupt cops in India selling 'human safaris'

(Newser) - Corrupt cops who were supposed to be protecting a recently contacted tribe from the outside world are treating them like performing animals. On the main road through the Jarawa people's forest homeland in India's Andaman Islands, a Guardian journalist saw tribeswomen naked from the waist up ordered to...

Indian Croc Kills US Tourist
 Indian Croc Kills US Tourist 

Indian Croc Kills US Tourist

Family of NJ woman say there should have been warnings

(Newser) - The family of a New Jersey woman killed by a crocodile while snorkeling in India's Andaman Islands say she'd be alive today if tourists had been warned that man-eating crocodiles are a serious danger there. Lauren Failla, 25, was killed by a 12-foot crocodile near a resort where she was...

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