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After Cyprus gained independence in 1960, Britain retained sovereignty over two base areas covering some 254 square kilometers of the island's territory where it runs its own police and courts.
British authorities said the drone would mainly be used by an action team dedicated to combating illegal bird trapping due to the crystal clear imagery it can generate from great heights at a top speed of more than 80 kilometers per hour.
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The Dhekelia garrison divisional commander, Chief Superintendent Jon Ward, said base police "are absolutely committed to targeting anybody involved in illegal bird trapping and we will use all legal methods in order to do this."
Ward told reporters that police across British base territory will also be using hidden cameras, a method which has proved successful in recent months in leading to the prosecution of bird trappers.
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"My message to anyone thinking of engaging in illegal activity but more specifically in bird trapping is to be aware that we will be out both day and night to catch you," he concluded.
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WASHINGTON nike air force 1 low mens sale , Sept. 3 (Xinhua) -- The International Monetary Fund does not see recent market volatility by itself as a reason to voice concern about China and the review to include the Chinese currency in the special drawing rights (SDR) basket, an IMF spokesman said Thursday.
"Some of the recent volatility that we've seen in markets has been the result of some ... market reaction to the move to adopt a more flexible exchange rate in China," said William Murray, deputy spokesperson of the IMF nike air force 1 low sale , at a regular press briefing. "But that in and of itself isn't a reason for us to be voicing concern about China and the SDR basket."
He iterated that the SDR review was still on track, and the IMF will complete the review by the end of this year in accordance with the IMF rules.
Chinese government's move to adopt a more flexible exchange rate is broadly welcome throughout the IMF, said Murray, adding that a more flexible exchange rate is what China needs to pursue and it's moving in that direction.
In regard to the IMF's stance on the timing for the interest rate hike by the U.S. Federal Reserve nike air force 1 deconstruct sale , Murray said that the Federal Reserve can afford to hold interest rate low until there are more tangible signs of wage or price inflation than are currently evident. The IMF suggested in early June that U.S. Fed should delay its first interest rate hike until the first half of 2016.
However, many Fed officials, including the Fed Chairwoman Janet Yellen, have said on many occasions that it's appropriate to raise interest rate this year. The market widely sees September or even later as the most likely time for a Fed rate increase.
Recent Fed monetary policy meeting minutes showed that Fed officials seemed divided over the timing for the first hike in view of recent market volatility and weak global growth. The Fed has kept its benchmark short-term interest rate near zero since December 2008.
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A British couple now reckons they've found a way to revolutionise the industry using 3D printing.
CRI's Fei Fei reports.
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