A DJI Inspire drone hovers during a drone training session for Somali police in Mogadishu, Somalia. File photo/ Reuters
Drone sightings have disrupted flights at Singapore’s main airport for the second time in a week, authorities said, as the devices increasingly cause havoc for air traffic worldwide.
About 18 arrivals and departures were delayed and seven flights diverted at Changi Airport late on Tuesday “due to bad weather and unauthorised drone activities,” the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore said.
The disruption lasted about an hour, it said.
Last week Changi, one of Asia’s busiest hubs, closed one of its runways for short periods due to unauthorised drone flying, disrupting dozens of flights.
It is against the law in Singapore to fly a drone within five kilometres (three miles) of an airport without a permit.
Drones are increasingly disrupting flights at airports around the world. London’s Gatwick was paralysed for 36 hours in December following repeated drone sightings, with tens of thousands of passengers affected.
An advertisement featuring an actor of Chinese origin with his skin darkened to portray different races has sparked anger in multi-ethnic Singapore, prompting an apology from the country's state-owned broadcaster.
Bollywood actor Shahid Kapoor struck a pose with his wax statue at the Madame Tussauds museum here.
Singapore reported dismal preliminary second quarter growth data on Friday, including the slowest pace of annual expansion in a decade, raising bets that a recession and monetary policy easing could be coming.
UAE's Embassy in London welcomed over 500 friends from the UK, UAE, and internationally to a grand reception at London’s famed Natural History Museum in South Kensington to commemorate 51 years since the founding of the UAE.
"On this day, we commemorate the bright memory of the Founding Fathers, led by the late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, and his brothers, the Founders of the Nation, as well as their determination, wisdom and vision that established the Union.”
President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan said that the 51st UAE National Day is a day to recall lessons of the past, and look at the present with awareness and contemplation, while looking to the future with hope, optimism and confidence.