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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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Donald Trump Claims Media Is Using Pipe Bomb Scare To 'Score Points' Against GOP

Donald Trump Claims Media Is Using Pipe Bomb Scare To 'Score Points' Against GOPPresident Donald Trump attacked the news media yet again at a rally on Friday,



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After pipe bomb scare, Trump asks rally, 'Do you see how nice I am behaving tonight?'

After pipe bomb scare, Trump asks rally, 'Do you see how nice I am behaving tonight?'At the conclusion of a day that saw pipe bombs delivered to prominent Democratic politicians, donors and CNN’s New York offices, President Trump employed a markedly different tone when he addressed his supporters at a campaign rally Wednesday night in Mosinee, Wis.



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How Investigators Will Work To Find Out Who's Behind The Bomb Scare

How Investigators Will Work To Find Out Who's Behind The Bomb ScareAs law enforcement officials scramble to identify the individual or



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Utah man confessed sending letters in ricin scare: court documents

Utah man confessed sending letters in ricin scare: court documentsWilliam Clyde Allen III was arrested on Wednesday at his home in Logan, Utah, and will be charged on Friday, said Melodie Rydalch, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Aside from Trump, Allen is believed to have sent the letters containing ground castor seeds to FBI Director Christopher Wray, Defense Secretary James Mattis and Chief of Naval Operations Admiral John Richardson, according to a probable cause statement filed in Utah state court on Wednesday.



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Cruise ship guards first tried to scare polar bear away

Cruise ship guards first tried to scare polar bear awayCOPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Norwegian authorities on Monday defended the actions of guards from a German cruise ship that killed a polar bear that had attacked and injured a crew member, saying they at first tried to scare it away.



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Trump’s Efforts To Scare Away Immigrants Aren’t Working Very Well

Trump’s Efforts To Scare Away Immigrants Aren’t Working Very WellIn the last two months, the Trump administration has mobilized the National



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Cyclist killed by cougar after smacking it with his bike to scare it off, officials reveal

Cyclist killed by cougar after smacking it with his bike to scare it off, officials revealThe second cyclist ran, but the cougar dropped his first victim and pounced on him, killing him and dragging him back to what appeared to be its den, Captain Alan Myers, of the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Police, said. The men had been riding together near North Bend, around 30 miles east of Seattle. It was the first fatal cougar attack in the state on 94 years.



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Stalking Cheetahs Give Oblivious Family A Scare When They Exit Car At Safari Park

Stalking Cheetahs Give Oblivious Family A Scare When They Exit Car At Safari ParkA French family had a very close call when the parents foolishly exited their



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U.S. Fast Food Chains Wash Their Hands of E. Coli Romaine Scare

U.S. Fast Food Chains Wash Their Hands of E. Coli Romaine ScareMost of your favorites have released statements.



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