News of the Week: An Ignite Review

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1. Amazon Will Use Delivery Drones

Amazon will be releasing a new delivery service called ‘Prime Air’, Amazon founder and CEo Jeff Bezos revealed during an interview with PBC talk shot host, Charlie Rose. Prime Air will utilize drones to delivered ordered goods that are up to 5 pounds in weight, and the new service might be available to Amazon customers within 4 to 5 years. However, Jeff Bezos did say that they are still working on more excessive and safety testing and getting approval from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) – The Huffington Post

2. Scottish Helicopter Crashes Into Pub

A helicopter crashed into a pub on Friday after it was returning from an operation in Glasgow. The helicopter carried two police officers and a civilian pilot, who were all confirmed to have been killed in the crash. The bar which was located on Stockwell Street suffered extensive damage and officials are working hard to prevent the helicopter from sinking further into the building. 12 people out of the 32 people that were reported to be injured in the crash remain in the hospital, undergoing treatment. – BBC UK

3. Protesters Flood Square in Ukraine

About 100,000 protesters flooded the Independence Square in Keiv, Uktraine on Sunday to protest the president’s decision not to sign a landmark trade deal with the European Union. Protesters are demanding new parliamentary and presidential elections in response to his decision. The demonstrations had begun a week earlier, a couple of days after President Viktor Yanukovych suspended future talks with the European Union. The deal was geared at creating closer political and economic ties and would foster economic growth among Eastern European nations and the Caucasas nations which include Ukrain, Moldova, Georgia and Belarus. – CNN

4. Fast and Furious Actor, Paul Walker, dies

On Saturday, actor Paul Walker was reported to have been killed in a car crash, alongside driver, Roger Rodus, in Southern California. Walker, who’s most memorable role was as Brian O’Conner in the Fast and Furious series, was sitting in the passenger seat of a 2005 Porsche Carrera GT. The car had slammed into a light pole and then burst into flames. In response to Walker’s death, Vin Diesel shared a post on Instagram: “Brother I will miss you very much. I am absolutely speechless. Heaven has gained a new angel. Rest in Peace”, while Universal Pictures has issued a statement saying “Paul was truly one of the most beloved and respected members of our studio family for 14 years…we send our deepest and most sincere condolences to Paul’s family.” – CNN

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