How drones are being used in the fight against poachers

How drones are being used in the fight against poachers

Zimbabwe and Malawi have started using South African drones to combat poaching. As part of the Air Shepherd program, Drone Solutions is providing drones to national parks that use live infrared footage to track poachers and help guide ground teams. Elephants and rhinos are hunted for their ivory and horns and can have their tusks hacked off while they are still alive or are simply killed for them. Elephant populations fell at least 30% between 2007 and 2014, whilst around 1,000 rhinos are killed each year to supply demand for rhino horn. Oct 18, 2016
Masked men steal luxury puppies from Houston pet store

Masked men steal luxury puppies from Houston pet store

A pet store in Houston Texas, was robbed on 14 October by four masked men in a pickup truck. According to the owners of the pet shop, the thieves took four English bulldogs worth between $3,500-5,000 (£2,857-4,081) each, as well as two French bulldogs worth about $3,500 a puppy. The store is offering a $800 reward for each puppy. Oct 18, 2016
Four dead after US Navy serviceman drives truck off bridge onto festival crowd

Four dead after US Navy serviceman drives truck off bridge onto festival crowd

Four people were killed when a car crashed into a festival, after falling off a bridge. The pickup truck broke through the guardrail of Coronado Bridge and fell 60ft onto people below.Four people died almost instantly. Nine others were injured.The driver has been identified as off-duty US Navy serviceman Richard Anthony Sepolio, 25. He was taken to hospital with major injuries and arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence. Oct 16, 2016
Footballer Ched Evans cleared of raping 19-year-old woman

Footballer Ched Evans cleared of raping 19-year-old woman

Footballer Ched Evans has been found not guilty of raping a teenager at a hotel in north Wales, following a two week retrial. Evans admitting to having sex with the 19-year-old but always insisted it had been consensual. Oct 14, 2016