video 16 July 2014 World, Israel

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'The Israeli military does not target civilians' - video

As four boys die in a shell attack in Gaza, Israeli government spokesman Mark Regev says: "The story with these four boys is a tragedy - let's be clear the Israeli military does not target civilians."

article 28 June 2014 World, Iraq
US sends armed drones to Iraq 'to protect its troops'

The US military says it has deployed armed manned and unmanned aircraft over Iraq to protect its soldiers, and may consider targeting "high value individuals".

article 22 June 2014 World, United States
Drone captures yacht engulfed in huge flames
Drone captures yacht engulfed in huge flames - video

A 10m luxury yacht in California is destroyed by a giant blaze - all filmed by a drone deployed by the captain of a nearby boat when he saw a plume of black smoke pouring into the sky.

article 09 June 2014 World
by Science fact and science fiction: a timeline of AI

From Terminator to the Turing test, a timeline of the most significant developments in artificial intelligence (plus some pretty cool, and prescient, sci-fi books and films).

article 29 May 2014 UK, United States
A US spy drone flies in US airspace for the first time (credit: Getty Images)
by US spy drone flies in UK airspace for the first time

The Ministry of Defence reveals that an unmanned US spy drone flew through UK airspace three times recently as part of the Nato trial, Unified Vision.

article 07 April 2014 World, Pakistan
'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.