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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.

Review: Hot Docs’ 'Special Presentations' demands your attention Special

Hot Docs’ “Special Presentation” section features several stories from which we can learn and highlights some issues we can still change.

Amazon is testing delivery drones at a secret Canada site

Amazon is reported to be testing and developing its new drone delivery service at a secret site in Canada amid growing frustration with the U.S. government's prohibitive attitude towards the technology.

Amazon cleared by FAA to start testing deliveries by drone

Amazon is a step closer to being able to deliver packages by air, thanks to the Federal Aviation Administration's approval to start testing drones outside.

French police report 'dozen' drone sightings over Paris

Paris - Paris police on Wednesday said the public had reported around a dozen drone sightings over sensitive areas of the French capital -- the latest in a baffling series of overflights.

Al-Jazeera reporter fined for drone flights over Paris

Paris - A French court Tuesday fined a British journalist 1,000 euros ($1,100) for flying a drone over central Paris and confiscated the machine, as authorities scramble to explain a recent series of mysterious overflights.

Google close to sending solar-powered drones into the sky

Google has announced at Mobile World Congress that it is close to an official launch of its Project Titan solar-powered drone program. The first drones could be flying before the end of the year.

Al-Jazeera journalist in Paris court next week for flying drone

Paris - One of three Al-Jazeera journalists arrested for flying a drone in Paris will appear in court next week after pleading guilty, a judicial source said on Thursday.The other two television journalists have been freed.

Mystery as drones spotted in Paris sky

Paris - Investigators in Paris have been left puzzled by a string of drone sightings over Paris, even as three journalists for TV station Al-Jazeera were arrested Wednesday for flying one from a park on the edge of the city.

Unidentified drones reappear over Paris at night

Paris - Unidentified drones flew over Paris for a second night in a row, police said Wednesday, in the latest mystery appearance of unmanned aircraft over the French capital at a time of high security.

Drones spotted flying over Paris landmarks

Paris - Paris police were hunting on Tuesday for clues as to who carried out late night drone flights over at least five landmarks in the French capital, including the Eiffel Tower.

Unmanned drone recovered from White House grounds

Washington, D. C. - A drone aircraft found on the grounds of the White House in Washington, D.C., prompted new concerns Monday about the quality of protection offered to U.S. President Barack Obama and his family.

'Facilitator' of Taliban school attack killed in Pakistan

Peshawar - Pakistani security forces have killed a Taliban commander who allegedly facilitated the Peshawar school massacre, which left 150 people dead in the country's worst ever terror attack, officials said Friday.

Drones over French nuclear plants: What's the risk?

Paris - French authorities have been left scratching their heads as unidentified drones zoom over nuclear plants across the country and while they pose no danger to the rock-solid structures, the mysterious phenomenon raises several concerns, experts say.

Israel downs drone from Syria over occupied Golan: army

Jerusalem - Israel downed a drone over the occupied Golan Heights on Sunday, the army said, amid mounting tension on the UN-patrolled armistice line with Syria on the strategic plateau.

Iran 'will speed arming of Palestinians' after Israeli drone downed

Tehran - Tehran will "accelerate" arming Palestinians in retaliation for Israel deploying a spy drone over Iran, which was shot down, a military commander said on Monday.

Iran says it downed Israeli drone over nuclear site

Tehran - Iran's elite Revolutionary Guard said it has brought down an Israeli stealth drone above the Natanz uranium enrichment site in the centre of the country."A spy drone of the Zionist regime (Israel) was brought down by a missile...

Yemen pays $1 million to families of U.S. drone victims

Sanaa - The Yemeni government has paid out more than $1 million U.S. to relatives of victims of a U.S. drone strike. Documents verifying the payments show that there was evidence that many casualties were civilians with no Al Qaeda connections.

Op-Ed: Army's tiny drone shows miniaturization of video surveillance

The U.S. Army's recent announcement that it's developing a pocket-sized drone for video intelligence shows the evolving hardware surrounding military and commercial surveillance.

Video: Drone takes incredible shots of mother/calf humpback whale

A mother and calf pair of humpback whales were enjoying their life in the wild when Filmmaker Justin Edwards found them with his drone. He was able to use his device to get some great shots of the animals without disturbing their habitat.

Rescue drone can plow through forests and wreckage with shield

A new drone uses a cage-like device as a shield to smash through intervening trees and disaster area wreckage in order to rescue victims. This new "dronernaut" (Juggerdrone?) may be our next real-life action hero.
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MQ-1 Predator unmanned aerial vehicles sit on the parking ramp at Balad Air Base  Iraq
MQ-1 Predator unmanned aerial vehicles sit on the parking ramp at Balad Air Base, Iraq
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An Aladin UAV drone
An Aladin UAV drone
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A scene from 'Drone'
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A drone flying over a farm
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The Pars robot  shown here  may soon be replacing human lifeguards at beaches all over the world.
The Pars robot, shown here, may soon be replacing human lifeguards at beaches all over the world.
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A scene from 'Drone'
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INTRUDER ALERT: U.S. Secret Service officers began searching the White House grounds at dawn Monday ...
INTRUDER ALERT: U.S. Secret Service officers began searching the White House grounds at dawn Monday after an apparent drone aircraft crashed on the lawn during the middle of the night. No injuries or damage was reported.
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Predator Drone.
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Drone discovered on Ticao Island, Masbate, Philippinweas
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Circular geoglyph Amazon
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IAF downs unidentified drone
IAF downs unidentified drone
The new  bird  drone developed by MIT University that can  perch  on power lines to recharge itself.
The new 'bird' drone developed by MIT University that can 'perch' on power lines to recharge itself.
MIT University
The Vanguard Shadowhawk drone is now in use by police departments inside the U.S.
The Vanguard Shadowhawk drone is now in use by police departments inside the U.S.
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Chinese drone: Xianglong, or Soaring Dragon
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The Bluefin was unmanned and programmed to follow a descent path but turned around once it went into a section that was too deep.
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A ScanEagle in its catapult launcher
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A 2011 photo released by the official website of Iran's Revolutionary Guards shows what Iranian officials say is an American RQ-170 Sentinel high-altitude reconnaissance drone that crashed in Iran
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