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US media slammed for withholding drone secrets

The New York Times, The Washington Post and the Associated Press this week acknowledged withholding the information since 2011, provoking harsh criticism from media watchers and fellow reporters - even their own.

Saturday, 9 February, 2013, 4:52am

Briefs, December 6, 2012

Serbia's ambassador to Nato jumped to his death from a car park platform at Brussels Airport while surrounded by his country's delegation, a diplomat said. 

6 Dec 2012 - 5:31am

Briefs, December 5, 2012

Jordan's king to visit Palestinian Authority

5 Dec 2012 - 6:35am

US missile strike kills 4 militants in Pakistan

Pakistani intelligence officials say a US drone has fired two missiles at a vehicle in northwest Pakistan, killing four suspected militants.

The officials say the attack took place Saturday in Mohammed Khel village in the North Waziristan tribal region bordering Afghanistan.

22 Sep 2012 - 1:40pm

US drone strike kills at least four militants near Afghan border

A United States drone strike targeting a militant compound yesterday killed at least four rebels in Pakistan's restive tribal region near the Afghan border, security officials said.

The strike took place in the Degan area of North Waziristan, known as a bastion of the Taliban and al-Qaeda.

2 Sep 2012 - 4:18am

Rise of the drones

There are few things capable of getting an office full of hard-working hacks (oh yes we are!) to down tools en masse. The boss distributing Lai See packets or a disaster unfolding live on television might do the trick; the Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 definitely did. People who had gone unintroduced for years were rubbing shoulders, giggling like schoolboys as the toy took to the air.

24 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Pilot your own drone

Iwoot! One of the coolest gadgets in town is the Parrot AR.Drone, a model helicopter that can be flown from the iPhone.

The helicopter can be controlled using WiFi networking technology and works indoors and outdoors.

A front-facing camera lets the user see the action as if they were piloting the craft.

27 Sep 2010 - 12:00am


Telepathe Dance Mother (V2 Records)

There's been buzz around synth-pop duo Telepathe, yet their first album often falls flat on the keyboards.

1 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

There's danger in the air

The master strategist Sun Tzu once said: 'Supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy's resistance without fighting.' Those words might well endorse that supremely elusive flying eye with the lethal stare, the drone.

12 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

Counter attack

The fashion editor of London's Sunday Times, Lisa Armstrong, needn't have worried. Racing to Chek Lap Kok's lost-property department, uppermost in her mind was how to describe the extremely exclusive handbag she had just mislaid.

29 Jan 2003 - 12:00am