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    American Missionary Killed by Isolated Tribe in India

    Police say John Allen Chau was shot with arrows after paying local fishermen to take him to the Indian-administrated North Sentinel Island, despite laws prohibiting outsiders from approaching it. The 27-year-old Christian planned to befriend the Sentinelese people, but the isolated tribe — which is thought to number around 100 and remains shielded from 21st century disease — rejects all outside contact. In 2006, they killed two Indian men who were illegally fishing in their waters. Police have arrested the men who helped Chau reach the island.

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