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Al Qaeda militants killed in drone strike in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - A drone strike in Pakistan this week killed three al Qaeda operatives who ran a training camp in neighboring Afghanistan to prepare militants for attacks including this week's jail break in Pakistan, a Taliban commander said on Wednesday. Full story

Drone strike kills four militants in Yemen: residents

DUBAI (Reuters) - Rockets fired from unmanned aircraft killed at least four suspected Islamist militants in southern Yemen late on Saturday, residents said. Full story

FAA certifies first 2 drones for domestic flight

Federal regulators say they have certified two types of unmanned aircraft for civilian use, a milestone expected to lead to the first approved commercial drone operations later this summer. Full story

Criticism alters US drone program in Pakistan

The United States has drastically scaled back the number of drone attacks against militants in Pakistan and limited strikes to high-value targets in response to growing criticism of the program in this country. Full story

NASA Drones Will Watch Hurricanes from Birth

Starting next month, NASA will remotely pilot two high-flying aircraft into the Atlantic Ocean's hurricane nursery to track tropical cyclones from birth. Full story

FAA warns public against shooting guns at drones

People who fire guns at drones are endangering the public and property and could be prosecuted or fined, the Federal Aviation Administration warned Friday. Full story

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German Defence Minister de Maiziere arrives with inquiry committee chairwoman Kastner as he appears as a witness at a parliamentary inquiry committee on the Euro Hawk drone project in Berlin
German Defence Minister de Maiziere arrives with inquiry committee chairwoman Kastner as he appears as a witness at a parliamentary inquiry committee on the Euro Hawk drone project in Berlin

German Defence Minister Thomas de Maiziere arrives with inquiry committee chairwoman Susanne Kastner as he appears as a witness at a parliamentary inquiry committee on the Euro Hawk drone project in Berlin, July 31, 2013. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch (GERMANY - Tags: POLITICS MILITARY)

German Defence Minister de Maiziere appears as a witness at a parliamentary inquiry committee on the Euro Hawk drone project in Berlin
German Defence Minister de Maiziere appears as a witness at a parliamentary inquiry committee on the Euro Hawk drone project in Berlin

German Defence Minister Thomas de Maiziere appears as a witness at a parliamentary inquiry committee on the Euro Hawk drone project in Berlin, July 31, 2013. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch (GERMANY - Tags: POLITICS MILITARY HEADSHOT)