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Drones used to disrupt FBI hostage situation

Drones used to disrupt FBI hostage situation

Technology
Criminals used drones to disrupt the monitoring of a hostage situation, says the FBI.A top FBI official told a drone conference in Denver that criminals deliberately flew several small drones to block the rescue team's view of an unfolding situation.The drones caused the FBI to lose sight of the attacker."We were then blind," Joseph Mazel, the FBI's operational technology law unit chief, told the AUVSI drone conference.According to military news site Defense One, which attended the conference, the hostage situation occurred over the winter in the outskirts of a large US city.The FBI had set up an elevated observation post to monitor the hostage situation, and suddenly drones appeared, carrying out a series of "high-speed low passes at the agents in the observation post to flush them [out],...
North Korea: China urges Trump not to worsen situation

North Korea: China urges Trump not to worsen situation

World
Media playback is unsupported on your deviceChina's President Xi Jinping has urged Donald Trump and North Korea to avoid "words and actions" that worsen tensions, state media say.Mr Trump and North Korea have been exchanging hostile rhetoric, with the US president threatening to rain "fire and fury" on the North.But China, North Korea's only major ally, has been urging restraint.A White House statement said the US and China agreed North Korea must stop "provocative and escalatory behaviour".Long-standing tensions over North Korea's nuclear programme worsened when it tested two intercontinental ballistic missiles in July.The regime was also angered by last week's UN decision to increase economic sanctions against it.According to Chinese state media, Mr Xi told Mr Trump in a phone call that ...