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Drone rescue plan for dogs trapped by La Palma volcano

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An unprecedented drone operation is being prepared to rescue four dogs stranded for weeks between rivers of red-hot lava streaming from an erupting volcano on the Spanish island of La Palma. The emaciated dogs are str...

US offers payments, relocation to family of Afghans killed in botched drone attack

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The Pentagon has offered unspecified condolence payments to the family of 10 civilians who were killed in a botched US drone attack in Afghanistan in August during the final days before American troops withdrew from t...

RAF intelligence base linked to US drone strike on Iranian general Qassem Soleimani

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Campaigners have called on ministers to explain whether the secretive Menwith Hill intelligence base in Yorkshire is involved in recent drone strike assassinations, after the publication of a report that raises questi...

Drone footage shows path of devastation from La Palma’s Cumbre Vieja volcano – video

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Drone footage captures the devastation wrought by the Cumbre Vieja volcano, which has been ejecting ash, smoke and lava over the Canary island of La Palma for more than 10 days.Since erupting on 19 September, the volc...

Italian prisoner shoots at rivals with gun ‘smuggled in by drone’

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An Italian prisoner has shot at fellow inmates through the bars of their cell with a weapon believed to have been smuggled in by drone. The 28-year-old man, who has links to the Neapolitan mafia, fired three shots on ...

US drone strike mistakenly targeted Afghan aid worker, investigation finds

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The US mistakenly targeted and killed an innocent aid worker for an American company in a drone strike in Afghanistan, the New York Times suggested in an investigation into the country’s final military action of the r...

UK would be prepared to launch Afghanistan drone strikes, says Wallace

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Britain could be prepared to undertake lethal drone strikes in Afghanistan if the Taliban fail to prevent international terrorism taking hold in the country, the defence secretary said on Tuesday. Ben Wallace was spea...

Pentagon ‘not in position to dispute’ Kabul drone strike claims – video

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The Pentagon has said it is investigating reports of civilian casualties from a drone strike on Sunday in Kabul, but is 'not in a position to dispute' accounts from the scene of nine people from one family being kille...

Afghanistan drone strike targeted Islamic State ‘planner’ in car, US says

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The US drone strike in Afghanistan targeted a mid-level “planner” from the Islamic State’s local affiliate who was travelling in a car with one other person near the eastern city of Jalalabad, US official sources said...

Haiti: drone footage shows devastation after deadly earthquake

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Aerial footage shows the extent of destruction in Haiti following a 7.2-magnitude earthquake. The quake struck the south-western part of the country on Saturday, almost razing some towns and triggering landslides that...

Drone footage shows aftermath of Evia wildfires in Greece – video

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Greek and foreign firefighters continued to tackle flare-ups in northern Evia from a blaze which has already burned more than 50,000 hectares of forest. Drone footage shows kilometres of charred, blackened hillsides a...

Drone footage shows devastation following floods in Turkey – video

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Heavy rains have triggered severe floods and mudslides in northern Turkey, killing at least one person and leaving others missing or injured. Turkey has been grappling with drought and a rapid succession of natural di...

Drone footage shows devastating aftermath of wildfires – video

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Devastating wildfires have ravaged large areas in southern Europe as the region endures its most extreme heatwave in three decades. Several people have died in Greece, Turkey and Italy, with many more injured. Huge fi...

UK summons Iranian ambassador after oil tanker drone attack

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Britain has summoned the Iranian ambassador to London for a meeting at the Foreign Office, accusing Tehran of an “unlawful attack” by a drone that killed a British citizen on a ship off Oman last week. James Cleverly,...

Yemenis tell UK defence secretary of ‘immense loss’ to drone strikes

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Relatives of people killed in drone strikes in Yemen have written to the defence secretary to ask about UK involvement in the killings and request that he meet them. The family members said they have suffered “immense...

Frightened terns abandon 3,000 eggs after drone illegally crashes on beach

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About 3,000 elegant tern eggs were abandoned at a southern California nesting island after a drone crashed and scared off the birds, a newspaper reported Friday. Two drones were flown illegally over the Bolsa Chica ec...

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