MashableWho are the Americans who have been killed by US drone strikes?MashableIn this Jan. 31, 2010 file photo, an unmanned U.S View original article

NBCNews.comMurder of Sabeen Mahmud, Pakistani Human Rights Activist, Prompts ProbeNBCNews.comISLAMABAD — The U View original article

jose rodriquez A 40-year-old Japanese man admitted he landed an unmanned drone in central Tokyo carrying radioactive sand atop Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s office to protest nuclear power, police said Saturday. The drone, which had a sign on it saying it was radioactive, was carrying a camera and plastic container with sand contaminated with radioactive cesium, Japanese media said. The police said the radiation was low and did not pose a threat. The stunt initially brought fears of a terrorist attack. Yasuo Yamamoto, who is unemployed, faces a…

A man who flew a drone carrying radioactive sand on to the roof of the Japanese prime minister’s office has been arrested, Tokyo police say. View original article at BBC World News

CapitalGazette.comDrone killings reopen debate on US hostage policyCapitalGazette.comIt wasn’t until three months after a U View original article

In 2014, 1215 rhinos were killed in South Africa, a massive increase over the 333 poached in 2010. In 2011, the western black rhino was formally declared extinct, with poaching blamed as the major factor. The conservation group Save the Rhino fears that the same thing will happen to other rhinos, if current poaching trends continue. On March 19th, South African National Parks, the conservation authority responsible for managing the country’s national parks, announced that it was evaluating the use of various UAV technologies as an anti-poaching measure….

We’ve seen quadcopters used in a myriad of ways over the last couple of years, but using one to transport radioactive material as part of a political protest certainly appears to be a first. The post Japan: Man arrested after using drone to dump radioactive sand on leader’s office in nuke protest appeared first on Digital Trends. View original article at Digital Trends

NBCNews.comNepal Earthquake: 7.9-Magnitude Tremor Hits KathmanduNBCNews View original article

A Tennessee father who followed his eight-year-old daughter to school with a drone has now decided to ground it in the wake of the attention his flight has garnered. According to WVLT, a Knoxville, Tennessee television station, Chris Early decided to launch a drone to monitor his child’s walk to school after she requested that she be allowed to walk on her own. The move got some local media attention earlier this week, and other news sites picked up on it; Time magazine even dubbed him the “World’s Most Embarrassing Dad.” Read 3…

New York TimesU.S. silence on drone strikes comes under pressure after hostage deathsPittsburgh Post-GazetteThe main target of the CIA drone strike in April last year was a Toyota carrying 11 armed men suspected of being part of an al-Qaida plot to attack a military outpost in central Yemen View original article