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Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 25 September 2018

PODCAST: UAE in a minute for October 17, 2017

Making today's headlines: a "meteor", drones and an Emirati hero

Ahmad Al Hamadi flies a drone at the UAS Forum on Monday. Chris Whiteoak / The National
Ahmad Al Hamadi flies a drone at the UAS Forum on Monday. Chris Whiteoak / The National

The General Civil Aviation Authority has said a flaming object spotted in the sky by UAE residents at 7.30pm last night was a meteor.

> Falling Russian rocket now chief suspect for blazing lights seen over UAE

The second day of the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Forum is being held today where the UAE will consider drone lines to transport people accident and hassle free from one location to another.

> story coming soon, but read more from the forum here: After drone collision over Canada, UAE authorities have unlicensed devices in their sights

An Emirati man has been hailed a hero for saving a Filipino couple from drowning after their jet-ski had overturned.

> Beachgoer honoured for rescuing couple who had fell of jet-ski

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