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Military help UK police respond to Heathrow drone threat

London - Britain's armed forces were supporting police Wednesday at London's Heathrow Airport after a drone sighting led to the suspension of all departing flights for nearly an hour on Tuesday.

Heathrow Airport halts departures after drone sighting

London - London's Heathrow Airport, Europe's busiest hub in terms of passenger numbers, said it has suspended all departing flights on Tuesday following a drone sighting.

Police field tip-offs in Gatwick drone probe after £50,000 appeal

London - British police probing the Gatwick Airport drone mystery that grounded Christmas getaway flights last week have received around 30 pieces of "useful information" in the last 24 hours, a police-backed charity said on Monday.

British police scramble for clues in London airport drone chaos

London - British police scrambled for answers Sunday after releasing their only suspects in the London Gatwick Airport drone mystery that brought Christmas getaway flights to a standstill.

Two arrested over London airport drone disruption: police

London - Two people have been arrested in connection with the "criminal use of drones" at London Gatwick Airport, police said Saturday, after three days of disruption in which and tens of thousands of people missed their flights.

Drone threat a steep learning curve for airport chiefs

London - Aviation chiefs are going to be on a steep learning curve to counter the security threat posed by drones after a costly and humiliating shutdown of London's Gatwick airport.

Drone intrusion brings London Gatwick Airport to standstill

Gatwick - London Gatwick Airport was forced to suspend all flights Thursday due to drones flying over the airfield, causing misery for tens of thousands of stuck passengers just days before Christmas.

Disney develops spray-painting drone

Disney Research have developed a different type of drone, which has been named the PaintCopter. This is a vehicle which can autonomously spray paint flat and 3D surfaces.

Pakistan Taliban says deputy chief killed in US drone strike

Islamabad - The deputy chief of the Pakistani Taliban has been killed in a US drone strike, the militant group said in a statement Monday, as Washington continues to intensify attacks along the Afghan border region.

US denies hitting Afghan refugee camp in Pakistan drone strike

Islamabad - Pakistan's claim that the US hit an Afghan refugee camp in a drone strike is "false", a US spokesman said Thursday, as tensions between the uneasy allies ratchet higher over Islamabad's alleged support for militants.

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.
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