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Top commander of feared Haqqani network killed in US drone strike
A US drone strike in the South Waziristan region of Pakistan on Thursday killed at least seven militants, including Abdullah Haqqani, a top commander for the Haqqani Network, an Islamist insurgent group allied with the Afghan Taliban.

31.10.2014 14:09

Unidentified drones flying over French nuclear power plants, probe launched
France is on alert over unidentified drones flying over the country’s state-operated nuclear power plants, the interior ministry said.

30.10.2014 14:10

Drone that can save lives: Ambulance UAV hints at future of healthcare (VIDEO)
The Netherlands has shown off an ambulance drone prototype which could potentially save lives by offering a rapid response after heart attack incidents. The yellow-painted drone can gain speeds up to 100 km per hour and is equipped with a defibrillator.

30.10.2014 00:28

British pilots call for tough drone regulations
Pilots warn Britain needs tougher regulations on drone technology and enhanced security measures on the ground to avoid them being seized by force or controlled by hacking into computer systems.

27.10.2014 09:43

Unjammable pocket-size drone to descend on US Air Force (VIDEO)
The US military is to get a new drone, small enough to fit into a uniform pocket. The Extreme Access Pocket Flyer, weighing a mere 80 grams, can fly for two hours, transmitting HD-quality video back the whole time without resorting to Wi-Fi.

25.10.2014 10:45

‘Killer robots’: Ex-GCHQ boss calls for drone controls
Commercial drones could be invading the UK within 20 years, used by everyone from terrorists to burglars, an ex-GCHQ boss warns. It found the growing use of drones raises “significant safety, security and privacy concerns.”

22.10.2014 08:42

‘Surveillance’: UK drones to be deployed in Syria against ISIS
Britain will deploy both Reaper and Rivet Joint drones to Syria “very soon” to participate in surveillance missions, to gather intelligence on Islamic State (IS/ISIS/ISIL) militants. The drones will be armed, but not permitted to fire on targets.

21.10.2014 08:16

US Reaper drone crashes at Niger airport
An American drone crashed into the runway at Niger’s main international airport on Monday, damaging it and shutting the facility down for hours, the US military has confirmed, adding that there were no casualties or injuries.

21.10.2014 01:41

Nano drone swarm: Advanced tiny quadrotors stabilize mid-air, fly in strict formation (VIDEO)
New and improved tiny quadrotors can now sustain collisions in mid-air and fly in leader-follower formations, protecting the head of the pack, according to a new research video released by University of Pennsylvania's GRASP Lab.

18.10.2014 23:27

Cold Ukrainian winter threatens German OSCE drone mission
German Luna drones promised to soon fly over Ukraine to monitor the ceasefire under the OSCE mission may not handle the severe winters in the region and may crash, German media reported. If so, the entire mission may fail.

18.10.2014 17:42

Putin: Ukraine's new Donbass law 'not perfect, but a step in right direction'
The new law giving special status to troubled regions in eastern Ukraine is 'not perfect,' but might be used to finally stabilize the situation in the area, Russian President Vladimir Putin said after a meeting with his Ukrainian counterpart in Milan.

17.10.2014 14:51

Yemeni man sues Germany over US drone attack that killed his relatives
​A Yemeni man is suing the German government after two of his relatives were killed by a US drone strike in 2012. He says Germany is liable as they allowed Washington to use the Ramstein airbase, believed to be the nerve center of the operation.

16.10.2014 15:11

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