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  1. News - World - UNITED NATIONS

    UN urges freeze on robot weapons

    Posted May 30th 2013, 07:59pm by AFP

    ... said Heyns, the UN’s special rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions. Such weapons are a step up from drones – unmanned aircraft controlled from far-distant bases – over which controversy is raging notably due to civilian casualties when the United States uses them to kill alleged al-Qaeda militants. “While drones have a ‘human in the loop’, who takes ...

  2. News - China - UNITED NATIONS

    China to send more than 500 troops to Mali to contain Islamist militants

    Posted May 24th 2013, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... Nations' proposal early this year to modernise its peacekeeping operations in Africa," the diplomat said, citing UN plans to deploy a fleet of its own surveillance drones in missions ...



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