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Australia lifesaving drone makes first rescue

Sydney - A pair of Australian swimmers on Thursday became the first people to be rescued in the ocean by a drone when the aerial lifesaver dropped a safety device to distressed teens caught in rough seas.

Boeing’s prototype drone carries over 200 kilos

Boeing has launched the prototype of a new drone that has the capacity to carry much more than a camera. The new craft can carry a heavy payload, ideal for the transportation of goods over short distances.

Shark-spotting drones on patrol at Australian beaches

Sydney - High-tech shark-spotting drones are patrolling dozens of Australian beaches this summer to quickly identify underwater predators and deliver safety devices to swimmers and surfers faster than traditional lifesavers.

U.K. to require mandatory drone registration

London - Drones, both consumer and business types, in U.K. airspace will require registration. This is due to a rise in drone related incidents.

Facebook successfully tests drone to improve Internet access

Phoenix - With the aim of bringing the Internet to remote parts of the world, Facebook has successfully tested out a solar powered drone called Aquila.

S. Korea says N. Korea drones 'grave provocation'

Seoul - Suspected North Korean drone surveillance is a "grave provocation" which violates the Korean War truce, Seoul said Wednesday, demanding a United Nations probe into a drone that crashed near the border.

S. Korea says N. Korea drones 'grave provocation'

Seoul - Suspected North Korean drone surveillance is a "grave provocation" which violates the Korean War truce, Seoul said Wednesday, demanding a United Nations probe into a drone that crashed near the border.

S. Korea says N. Korea drones 'grave provocation'

Seoul - Suspected North Korean drone surveillance is a "grave provocation" which violates the Korean War truce, Seoul said Wednesday, demanding a United Nations probe into a drone that crashed near the border.

Drone in near-miss with aircraft at London Heathrow

London - A passenger jet approaching Heathrow was involved in a 'near-miss' with a drone. The incident raises questions again about the control and regulation of unmanned aircraft.

Canada has a way for you to report bad drone drivers

The Canadian government wants bad drone drivers reported and they have come up with a way for the public to help them. They created a hotline.

Using advanced technology to make drones more robust

Drones are becoming more commonplace; however, one thing holding back the wider use of drones is the ability of the craft to cope with extreme weather. A university has been investigating how improvements can be made.

Drone halts traffic at Dubai airport, third incident in five months

Dubai - A drone forced Dubai international airport, one of the world's busiest, to halt air traffic for an hour and a half Saturday evening, the third such incident in less than five months.

Facebook Internet drone Aquila completes first test flight

Facebook’s goal to deliver Internet service to far-flung places took another step closer to reality following the successful test flight of its solar-powered Aquila drone.

Afghan brothers launch new mine-hunting drone

Eindhoven - Former refugees Massoud and Mahmud Hassani stunned the world three years ago with an invention like a dandelion puffball that sought to rid the world of landmines.

Israel fires missiles at drone from Syria: Army

Jerusalem - Israel's military on Sunday fired two Patriot missiles at a drone that "infiltrated" from war-ravaged neighbouring Syria, it said.

Europe's air safety agency to study aircraft-drone collision risk

Berlin - Europe's air safety watchdog Wednesday said it would examine the risk of collision between drones and aircraft, as the use of such unmanned flying devices grows.

Man arrested for photographing Indian temple with drone

Khajuraho - A U.S. citizen at the famous Khajuraho temples in India was arrested by the police for photographing the monuments with a drone, without a license.

Drone photography is upping the real estate game dramatically Special

San Francisco - Aerial photos and video shot by drones are adding a cutting edge element to the luxury real estate market, giving a field that is already highly competitive a touch of Hollywood style production.

Golden Gate Bridge declares itself a 'no-drone zone'

San Francisco - Just in case you were considering flying that new aerial drone you got for Christmas off the Golden Gate Bridge, there's a new rule you probably should know about.

Amazon video shows off new helicopter/plane delivery drone

Two years after it initially announced its intention to begin a drone delivery service, Amazon today showed off its new prototype drone in a YouTube video.

Russia says all planes in Syria safe, drones 'working as normal'

Moscow - Russia's military on Friday said all its planes in Syria had returned safely to base and its drones were "working as normal", after Turkey said it had downed an "air vehicle" which violated its air space.

Drone crashes into New Jersey house

Linden - A quadcopter drone equipped with a camera crashed into the roof of a home in Linden, New Jersey on Thursday night leaving the family asking questions.

Iran shoots down suspected spy drone near Iraq border

Tehran - Iran's military shot down a suspected reconnaissance drone in a province on its western border with Iraq, a military official said Saturday.

No. 2 leader of ISIS killed in drone strike, U.S. officials say

Washington - One of the top leaders of feared Iraqi terrorist group Islamic State was killed Wednesday in a drone strike, U.S. officials acknowledged this week.

Man arrested for shooting down drone hovering over his backyard

Hillview - A Kentucky man has been arrested after he shot down a drone flying over his property, but he's not making any apologies about it.

Drone spotted near Lufthansa plane landing at Warsaw

Varsovia - A drone passed within 100 metres of a Lufthansa plane landing at Warsaw airport, Poland's air navigation agency said Tuesday.

Afghanistan-Pakistan IS chief killed in drone strike

Kabul - The head of the Islamic State group in the Afghanistan-Pakistan region has been killed in a drone strike in eastern Afghanistan, intelligence officials and militant commanders said Saturday.

Drone strikes kill 10 Qaeda suspects in Yemen

Aden - Two missile strikes by unmanned American drones in southeastern Yemen have killed 10 suspected members of Al-Qaeda, including three local chiefs, an official said Saturday.

Facebook had a secret plan to build a $500m satellite

A report has claimed that Facebook has been considering launching a satellite into orbit to help its plans to provide Internet access to developing countries. The secret plans were scrapped recently due to the prohibitive $500 million cost.

U.S. Navy conducts first drone in-flight refueling

Washington - The U.S. Navy announced it had successfully completed the first in-flight refueling of a drone, widely increasing the use and range of the unmanned aircraft.
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