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Former President George H.W. Bush’s body is transported to Washington

Former President George H.W. Bush’s body is transported to WashingtonThe body of former President George H.W. Bush departed Ellington Field in Houston, Texas, for Washington. Bush will lie in state in the U.S. Capitol this evening through Wednesday morning. The 41st president died Friday at the age of 94.



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Here's how long it takes a Lego head to pass through your body

Here's how long it takes a Lego head to pass through your bodyDiscovering that your kid has swallowed Lego is pretty annoying as a parent, but these researchers did the same thing in the name of science.



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India urged to abandon plans to recover body of American

India urged to abandon plans to recover body of AmericanNEW DELHI (AP) — A rights group that works to protect tribal people has urged Indian authorities to abandon efforts to recover the body of an American who was killed by inhabitants of an island where outsiders are effectively forbidden by Indian law.



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Indian officials urged 'not to recover' US missionary's body from isolated tribe's island

Indian officials urged 'not to recover' US missionary's body from isolated tribe's islandIndian police have been urged to abandon efforts to recover the body of an American missionary killed by an isolated tribe on a remote island, amid warnings any contact could have "catastrophic" consequences. Survival International, an NGO working for tribal rights, said the Sentinelese people could be wiped out if outside diseases were introduced onto the island. Any such mission would also pose extreme danger to Indian officials, the group said. John Allen Chau was killed by the people of North Sentinel earlier this month after paying fisherman to smuggle him to the island, where outsiders are forbidden from venturing under Indian law.  The fishermen later said they saw the Sentinelese bury his body on the beach. The 26-year-old left notes saying he wanted to bring Christianity to the tribe and knew he was risking his life. He also detailed an attempt at contact a day earlier, when he was forced off the island amid arrow fire. Believed to be the last pre-Neolithic tribe in the world, there has been no significant contact with the Sentinelese for generations.  “The risk of a deadly epidemic of flu, measles or other outside disease is very real, and increases with every such contact," Survival International’s Director Stephen Corry said in a statement yesterday (Monday). "Such efforts in similar cases in the past have ended with the Sentinelese attempting to defend their island by force." Chau had left notes speaking of his desire to bring Christianity to the North Sentinelese people Credit: Reuters Authorities should leave Chau's body and the Sentinelese alone, Mr Corry said. He also called for the weakening of restrictions on visiting the area to be revoked, and the exclusion zone around North Sentinel properly enforced. "All uncontacted tribal peoples face catastrophe unless their land is protected," he added. The call came as Indian police said they were still working with anthropologists and psychologists to see if a plan could be forged to recover the missionary's body.  However they were treading carefully and "at this stage" had no plan to confront the Sentinelese, said Dependra Pathak, director general of police in the Andaman and Nicobar islands. "If they suggest any methodology to interact without disturbing them then we can draw (up a) strategy," he said. "They are a treasure," the police chief added." We cannot go and force our way in. We don't want to harm them." A police boat approached the island on Friday and Saturday, on the latter occasion finding the tribespeople armed with spears and bows and arrows.  "We watched them from a distance and they watched us from a distance," Mr Pathak said. P.C. Joshi. a professor of anthropology at Delhi University, said he understood why authorities wanted to recover the body. But he noted the islanders could not be prosecuted under Indian law, and said it was likely already too late to learn much from the body as conditions on the island would cause rapid decomposition. "Ultimately, it's becoming futile," he said, according to AP. Chau's family have said they have already forgiven the tribe, as well as the fishermen who aided his journey who have been arrested.



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India cautious as it looks to recover American body

India cautious as it looks to recover American bodyNEW DELHI (AP) — Indian officials have traveled repeatedly in recent days near the remote island where an American missionary was killed by people who have long resisted the outside world. But they have not set foot onto North Sentinel Island since the killing, and it remains unclear if they will.



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Bow-wielding tribesmen scare off police searching for body of American missionary

Bow-wielding tribesmen scare off police searching for body of American missionaryIndian police abandoned an attempt to recover the remains of the American missionary killed by Andaman Islanders on Sunday after they were faced down by tribesmen armed with bows and arrows. A marine unit had a long-distance standoff with the natives as their boat neared North Sentinel Island on Saturday, as they tried to find the body of John Allen Chau. Officers spotted the islanders around 400 metres from the shore and saw the men were armed and seemingly ready to fight. "They stared at us and we were looking at them," said Director General of Police Dependra Pathak. A Sentinelese man takes aim with a bow and arrow at an Indian Coast Guard helicopter in the wake of the 2004 tsunami Credit:  HANDOUT/AFP The boat withdrew to avoid any confrontation. The police are taking great efforts to avoid any direct contact with the Sentinelese, a pre-neolithic group whose island is barred to visitors. The death of Chau last week has highlighted the problems with any outsiders interacting with one of the world's last uncontacted tribes, whose language and customs are largely inscrutable. The fishermen who took Chau to North Sentinel, one of the Andaman and Nicobar islands in the Bay of Bengal, said they saw the tribe burying the body on the beach. The Sentinelese have been known attack anyone who goes to the island, seeing them as a threat – two fishermen who strayed onto the island were killed in 2006. Killed: John Allen Chau Credit: @JOHNACHAU/via REUTERS  One week after their deaths, the bodies of the two Indian fishermen were hooked on bamboo stakes facing out to sea. "It was a kind of scarecrow," Mr Pathak said. "We are studying the 2006 case. We are asking anthropologists what they do when they kill an outsider," the police chief told the AFP news agency. "We are trying to understand the group psychology." Though Chau's death is officially a murder case, anthropologists say it may be impossible to retrieve the American's body and that no charges will be made against the protected tribe. Seven people, including six fishermen who were involved in ferrying Mr Chau to North Sentinel, have been arrested. Meanwhile, Chau’s family have said they forgive the tribe for their actions and are not pushing for his remains to be returned to the US.



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Jamal Khashoggi’s Body Was Drained Of All Blood Before Medical Expert Dismembered Him, New Report Claims

Jamal Khashoggi’s Body Was Drained Of All Blood Before Medical Expert Dismembered Him, New Report ClaimsJamal Khashoggi’s body was brought to a sink and drained of blood immediately after he was murdered so he could be more easily dismembered, a gruesome new report claims. The murder of the Washington Post journalist has still been shrouded in some mystery as his body has never been found, but a new report from Turkey’s Hurriyet Daily News claims that one of the members of the team of Saudi agents that killed Khashoggi had a very detailed plan to dismember and dispose of the body.



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US missionary's body could be lost in battle to preserve isolated tribe

US missionary's body could be lost in battle to preserve isolated tribeThe body of American missionary-adventurer John Allen Chau may never be recovered from the lost island where he fell in a volley of arrows fired by a reclusive tribe whose existence is threatened by the modern world, say experts. The menace to the Sentinelese from Chau’s one-man invasion is such that tribal rights specialists say no murder charges will ever be laid and Chau’s body will have to stay hidden to protect what is probably the world’s last pre-neolithic tribe. Indian authorities — who do not dare enforce their rule over North Sentinel island — have not even tried to send police ashore to question the tribe who have been greeting outsiders with hostility for centuries.



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Authorities Struggle To Retrieve Body Of American Missionary Killed By Isolated Tribe

Authorities Struggle To Retrieve Body Of American Missionary Killed By Isolated TribeOfficials in India are contemplating how to obtain the body of an American tourist who was killed by a tribe of North Sentinel islanders, ABC News is reporting. As previously reported in the Inquisitr, missionary John Allen Chau traveled to a forbidden area last week in hopes of converting an isolated tribe to Christianity. The Sentinelese tribe has rejected modern society for thousands of years, and laws have been put in place over time forbidding outsiders from intruding on their lifestyle. …



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Indian island police struggle to get body of American

Indian island police struggle to get body of AmericanNEW DELHI (AP) — Indian authorities were struggling Thursday to figure out how to recover the body of an American who was killed after wading ashore on an island cut off from the modern world.



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