Defibrillator drones could save lives in hard-to-reach areas
20 September 2017 | 9:00 am
Researchers have developed a drone with the capability of transporting and delivering an AED (Automatic External Defibrillator) to rural areas in the first few minutes after cardiac arrest to facilitate early defibrillation.
16 Sep 2019
Fires broke out at the kingdom's largest oil-processing plant and another site following drone attacks. Online videos showed plumes of smoke, although the Saudi Interior Ministry said the fires had been "controlled."
26 Sep 2019
New drones designed to spot crocodiles have been unveiled in Queensland, Australia in order to better protect tourists.
17 Nov 2019
According to UPS Flight Forward, this was the first-ever prescription delivery by drone in the U.S. The delivery occurred on Nov. 1 from a CVS pharmacy to a residence and finally to a retirement community in North Carolina.
14 Nov 2019
Thousands gather at Plaza Italia in Santiago as mass street demonstrations continue, demanding the resignation of President Sebastian Pinera and greater social reform.
28 Mar 2020
Drone images show cars circulating in Wuhan as the Chinese government eases virus lockdown measures in the city where the coronavirus first emerged.
4 Oct 2020
In an exclusive interview with FRANCE 24 while on an official visit to France, Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta discussed the main challenges facing him. Asked about the fight against terror, the Kenyan leader denied reports that the US military has sought authorisation to carry out drone strikes inside Kenya. He stressed that if such a request were made, he would refuse it. Kenyatta also addressed the Covid-19 pandemic, Kenya's economic development, as well as a bid to dissolve parliament because of a lack of gender equality.
9 Jan 2021
Africa's first drone academy has opened in Malawi, where students are learning how to make and fly drones, collect and analyse data.
8 Feb 2021
The Saudi-led military coalition intercepted an armed drone launched by Yemeni rebels, state media reported Sunday. The official Saudi Press Agency carried a statement from coalition spokesperson Turki al-Maliki saying they "intercepted and destroyed an armed drone."
27 Mar 2021
One of the explosive-laden drones fired at Saudi Arabia struck an oil terminal, resulting in a fire. Yemen's Houthi rebels have recently mounted increasing attacks on the kingdom.
12 May 2021
To celebrate winning the Premier League, Manchester City releases a single-shot drone video in which the UAV flies around, through and above its stadium, ending by circling the Premier League trophy.
22 Jun 2021
An aviation firm has carried out the first tests in India of longer-range drone deliveries, as hopes grow that they could deliver medicines as well as Covid-19 vaccines to remote areas.
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The government in Berlin wants to reduce dependence on the country’s most important trading partner. But German businesses are not convinced.
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Her vibrant colours, floral hair-dos and striking jewellery have made Mexican artist Frida Kahlo's style as famous as her paintings. A new exhibition at the Galliera fashion museum in Paris is exploring the artist's identity through some of the objects stored at her famous "Casa Azul" in Mexico City. Clothes, makeup and personal correspondence give us an insight into a woman who was ahead of her time.
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A religious party in Pakistan has filed a petition against a law that protects the rights of transgender people. Opponents say the legislation could act as a gateway to enable same-sex marriage.
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In this edition we look back at a terrible shipwreck with a death toll even heavier than the Titanic. On September 26, 2002, the Joola disaster claimed at least 1,800 lives. The ferry was sailing between the Senegalese province of Casamance and the capital Dakar. In
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Ukraine launched a major counter-offensive in the Kharkiv region on September 6. This operation surprised Russia and led to the withdrawal of Russian soldiers from several strategic cities in eastern Ukraine, such as Izium. Our reporters Gulliver Cragg and Gwendoline Debono met with Ukrainian soldiers who took part in the counter-offensive and spoke to two of the operational commanders.