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Woman fabricates attempted kidnapping story to Long Island police to cover up how baby was injured

Woman fabricates attempted kidnapping story to Long Island police to cover up how baby was injuredPolice on Long Island said a woman fabricated a story about an attempted kidnapping in order to cover up how her 1-year-old son was injured.



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This Dream Job Will Pay You $130,000 a Year to Run an Island Inn Off the Coast of San Francisco

This Dream Job Will Pay You $  130,000 a Year to Run an Island Inn Off the Coast of San FranciscoIf you’re a firm believer that modern conveniences like Wi-Fi and cell service are overrated, happen to be on the job market, and are looking for a $ 130,000 annual salary, we’ve got an opportunity for you.



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Delta flight makes emergency landing on Alaskan island due to 'a potential engine issue'

Delta flight makes emergency landing on Alaskan island due to 'a potential engine issue'Delta Air Lines passengers faced a Christmas Eve scare when a Seattle-bound flight made an emergency landing on a small Alaskan Island.



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Island exile the latest Danish blow for 'unwanted' migrants

Island exile the latest Danish blow for 'unwanted' migrantsDenmark’s ruling coalition has approved a controversial plan to put some 125 “unwanted” migrants on Lindholm, an uninhabited island, sparking outrage at home and abroad. To get that message across, the government has multiplied the obstacles for would-be immigrants and introduced almost 100 amendments restricting the rights of migrants. The island exile idea was proposed by the populist, anti-immigration Danish People’s Party (DPP), which is not part of the government but the idea was snapped up by the ruling centre-right coalition.



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This website will send you to the most remote island in the entire world for free

This website will send you to the most remote island in the entire world for freeOur daydreams can often take us to far away lands and uncharted territories



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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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Fishermen Arrested As Indian Authorities Struggle To Retrieve John Allen Chau From Remote Island

Fishermen Arrested As Indian Authorities Struggle To Retrieve John Allen Chau From Remote IslandIndian authorities are trying to work out how to retrieve John Allen Chau, 27, a U.S. missionary, who was reportedly killed by a remote tribe on the North Sentinel Island in the Bay of Bengal. John Allen Chau has not been seen since he traveled to the remote island inhabited by a tribe of people who are known to be openly hostile to foreigners. Fishermen who have ventured close to the island have reported seeing Chau’s body and authorities have since been trying to work out how to retrieve the missing missionary, according to CNN.



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Indian police map area of island where US man was killed

Indian police map area of island where US man was killedNEW DELHI (AP) — Police said they have mapped the area of a remote Indian island where tribespeople were seen burying the body of an American adventurer and Christian missionary after allegedly killing him with arrows this month.



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American on deadly trip to Indian island: 'God sheltered me'

American on deadly trip to Indian island: 'God sheltered me'NEW DELHI (AP) — 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.



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American killed by remote tribe believed god was helping him reach island

American killed by remote tribe believed god was helping him reach islandThe 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 he was killed last week on North Sentinel Island. Indian ships monitor the waters around the island, trying to ensure outsiders do not go near the Sentinelese, who have repeatedly made clear they want to be left alone. When a young boy tried to hit him with an arrow on his first day on the island, Chau swam back to the fishing boat he had arranged to wait for him offshore. The arrow, he wrote, hit a Bible he was carrying. "Why did a little kid have to shoot me today?" he wrote in his notes, which he left with the fishermen before swimming back the next morning. "His high-pitched voice still lingers in my head." Police say Chau knew that the Sentinelese resisted all contact by outsiders, firing arrows and spears at passing helicopters and killing fishermen who drift onto their shore. His notes, which were reported Thursday in Indian newspapers and confirmed by police, make clear he knew he might be killed. "I DON’T WANT TO DIE," wrote Chau, who appeared to want to bring Christianity to the islanders. "Would it be wiser to leave and let someone else to continue. No I don’t think so." Indian authorities have been trying to figure out a way to recover Chau’s body after he was killed last week by islanders who apparently shot him with arrows and then buried his body on the beach. A rare photo showing a member of the Sentinelese tribe Credit: AFP A team of police and officials from the forest department, tribal welfare department and coast guard on Friday launched a second boat expedition to the island to identify where Chau died. The officials took two of the seven people arrested for helping Chau get close to the island in an effort to determine his route and circumstances of his death, according to a statement issued by police for the Andaman and Nicobar islands, where North Sentinel is located. Chau paid fishermen last week to take him near North Sentinel, using a kayak to paddle to shore and bringing gifts including a football and fish. "Since the Sentinelese tribespeople are protected by law to preserve their way of life, due precautions were taken by the team to ensure that these particularly vulnerable tribal groups are not disturbed and distressed during this exercise," the statement said. The team returned later Friday. The police and the coast guard had carried out an aerial survey of Northern Sentinel Island earlier in the week. A team of police and forest department officials also used a coast guard boat to visit the island Wednesday. Officials typically don’t travel to the North Sentinel area, where people live as their ancestors did thousands of years ago. The only contacts, occasional "gift giving" visits in which bananas and coconuts were passed by small teams of officials and scholars who remained in the surf, were years ago. Police are consulting anthropologists, tribal welfare experts and scholars to figure out a way to recover the body, said Dependera Pathak, director-general of police on the Andaman and Nicobar islands. The North Sentinel Island, in India's southeastern Andaman and Nicobar Islands Credit:  Gautam Singh/AP Scholars know almost nothing about the island, from how many people live there to what language they speak. The Andamans once had other similar groups, long-ago migrants from Africa and Southeast Asia who settled in the island chain, but their numbers have dwindled dramatically over the past century as a result of disease, intermarriage and migration. Chau estimated the island had about 250 inhabitants, with at least 10 people living in each hut. "The tribe’s language has a lot of high pitched sounds like ba, pa la and as," he wrote. It’s not clear what happened to Chau when he swam back to the island the next morning. But on the morning of the following day, the fishermen watched from the boat as tribesmen dragged Chau’s body along the beach and buried his remains. North Sentinel Island locator Five fishermen, a friend of Chau’s and a local tourist guide have been arrested for helping Chau, police say. In an Instagram post, his family said it was mourning him as a "beloved son, brother, uncle and best friend to us." The family also said it forgave his killers. Authorities say Chau arrived in the area on Oct. 16 and stayed on another island while he prepared to travel to North Sentinel. It was not his first time in the region: he had visited the Andaman islands in 2015 and 2016. With help from the friend, Chau paid fishermen $ 325 to take him there, Pathak said. After the fishermen realized Chau had been killed, they left for Port Blair, the capital of the island chain, where they broke the news to Chau’s friend, who notified his family, Pathak said. Chau, whose friends described him as a fervent Christian, attended Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Before that he had lived in southwestern Washington state and went to Vancouver Christian High School.  



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