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1 killed in avalanche at New Mexico ski resort

(CNN)One of the two skiers injured in an avalanche at the Taos Ski Valley in New Mexico has died, a hospital official said Friday. They were rescued by the resort’s patrol and bystanders after the snow collapsed and buried them, said Chris Stagg, the resort’s vice president for public affairs. The skiers were transported to area medical facilities, a company statement said. The skier died as a result of injuries sustained in the avalanche, the hospital official. He had been taken to nearby Holy Cross Medical Center in Taos and…

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American missionary believed killed by isolated tribe knew the risks, friends say

(CNN)John Allen Chau was an adventurer who hiked in North Cascades National Park in the Pacific Northwest, traveled to Israel and went on mission trips to South Africa. But he was always drawn to North Sentinel Island off the coast of India, and the people there. Chau’s zeal to spread the Christian gospel took him back to the remote island, where he apparently was killed last week by tribespeople after trespassing, authorities said. Contact with the isolated tribe is prohibited. But those who knew the American missionary are calling him…

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