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article 07 April 2014 World, Pakistan
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'Innocent' child's face targets drone operators

A giant portrait of a child - intended to be seen by drone operators and US satellites monitoring the region - is unveiled on the ground in Pakistan in an attempt to "save innocent lives".

article 01 April 2014 World, North Korea
Kim Jong-un watches what was reported to be a miltiary drill of assault drones
South Korea drone crash - did it come from the North?

An unmanned aerial vehicle, commonly known as a drone, has crashed in South Korea, officials say, raising suspicions that it is a part of North Korea's burgeoning espionage arsenal.

post 29 March 2014
Read more from Geoff White on Technology Google and Facebook fight for web supremacy with drones and balloons

Pilotless drones and high-altitude balloons are some of the ideas being mooted by the internet giants keen to dominate the infrastructure of the web.

article 25 March 2014 UK, Afghanistan
BAE Systems potential concept model of an unmanned combat system, also known as a drone, at the Farnborough Airshow
Need for 'more clarity' over UK drones programme

MPs defend the UK military's controversial drones programme, saying pilots are not video-gaming "warrior geeks", and call for more clarity around their secretive use.

article 25 February 2014 World, Pakistan
Kareem Khan, whose brother and son were killed in an 2009 drone strike
US drone war must be 'brought into the light' - video

Kareem Khan's brother and son were killed in a Pakistan drone strike in 2009. Now he is in the UK to meet MPs and tells Channel 4 News "most drone strikes are killing innocent people".

article 22 February 2014 World, United States
Drones are already being used to find terror targets but may do so automatically in a decade
What is ABI - and will it make drones even deadlier?

This week Senator John McCain moved to shift control of US drones from the CIA to the defence department. Meanwhile, fears grow about the application of activity-based intelligence to drones.

video 27 January 2014 World, Somalia

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Somalia drone attack kills al-Shabaab commander - video

A senior al-Shabaab commander, who was behind several suicide attacks, has been killed in an American missile attack in southern Somalia.

article 20 December 2013 World
March of the machines - this is the Taranis prototype (BAE Systems)
by March of the machines: is the future of warfare robotic?

As military top brass warn of an obsession with "exquisite" equipment and the RAF opens up UK drone HQ, Channel 4 News asks if the next generation of battles will be fought not by man, but by machine.

post 18 December 2013
Read more from Paul Mason on his blog Inside the 'cockpit' of a drone: the asymmetry of modern war

It was a weird feeling, standing there in my suit and tie at the edge of the virtual battle space. Because the asymmetry of power is massively dramatized in this drone 'cockpit'.