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Banned for Strangers: This ‘hostile’ tribe on North Sentinel tries to kill every visitor on their island

A tribe on an island in the Indian Ocean is known for hostility as it don’t allow any visitor to step on its territory and in case of otherwise, they go after you to kill. The tribe is said to have inhabited the place for 60,000 years. The islanders of North Sentinel, which lies between India and Myanmar, have been approached numerous times over the last few decades but often attack visitors. The number of inhabitants on the island is thought to vary between 40 and 500. It is thought the inhabitants’ ancestors…

The snake-catching tribe saving lives in India

CHENGALPATTU, India: A small scythe, a crowbar and a bundle of canvas bags are all that Kali and Vedan carry when they venture into the fields of southern India to catch some of the world's deadliest snakes. Their skills, passed from generation to generation of the Irula tribe they belong to, are crucial for the production of anti-venom in a country with the world's highest number of deaths from snake bites. Since it began in the 1970s, the Irula snake-catchers' cooperative on the outskirts of the southern city of…

Iraq says 322 tribe members killed by Islamic State

BAGHDAD: Islamic State militants have killed 322 members of an Iraqi tribe in western Anbar province, including dozens of women and children whose bodies were dumped in a well, the government said in the first official confirmation of the scale of the massacre.