France trains eagles to down drones
16 February 2017 | 4:21 am
The French Air Force is training eagles from a young age to snatch drones from out of the sky.
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At least one person has died and 16 people are injured following an explosion at a chemical park in Leverkusen in western Germany. Residents have been urged to stay indoors because of black smoke rising from the area.
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Barcelona players train without Lionel Messi, after the club ruefully accepted it cannot afford the star player who joined Barcelona aged 13 and went on to lift 10 league crowns and four Champions Leagues. The team will face Juventus on Sunday for the Gamper Trophy pre-season game.
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Nigeria is aiming to stem a spate of kidnappings in the Gulf of Guinea with a slew of new equipment - including nearly $200 million worth of drones, helicopters and boats. But experts say the country also needs to tackle deep-seated issues onshore - including endemic poverty in the Niger Delta and corruption in security agencies - if it has any hope of a lasting solution to the rash of abductions.
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The minister reportedly fell off a cliff into a mountainous river while trying to save a cameraman. The official had previously served in the security detail for Russian President Vladimir Putin.
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When Nicole Oliveira was just learning to walk, she would throw up her arms to reach for the stars in the sky. Today, at just 8 years of age, the Brazilian girl is known as the world's youngest astronomer, looking for asteroids as part of a NASA-affiliated program, attending international seminars and meeting with her country's top space and science figures.
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According to the US official, about 20 special forces are in Taiwan to train soldiers amid rising aggression from China. Both countries had previously denied such an arrangement existed.
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A video on Facebook claims that FARC rebels in Colombia are now using drones that shoot bullets. But is it actually true?
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Since France began its military withdrawal from Mali, many social media posts have been misleading. Reports assert that Mali is negotiating with the Russian private military company Wagner. One photo on Facebook from November 10 claims that a Wagner military instructor is training Malian soldiers. Another photo from November 20 claims that Mali received a delivery of military equipment from Russia. We tell you more in this edition of Truth or Fake.
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Since France began its military withdrawal from Mali, many misleading social media posts have appeared. Reports claim that Mali is negotiating with the Russian private military company Wagner. One photo on Facebook from November 10 allegedly shows a Wagner military instructor training Malian soldiers. Another photo from November 20 claims to show that Mali received a delivery of military equipment from Russia. We take a closer look in this edition of Truth or Fake.
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GirlZOffMute's teen reporter Lena E. Igweanyiba looks at a project in Gambia that trains girls and women to defend themselves in the event of an attack. Assiatou Jammeh, 14, is one of nearly 200 girls who have gone through the training. In case of an attack, she recommends thinking, screaming and fleeing.
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