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Jordan shoots unidentified drone near Syria border

Jordan's air force shot down an unidentified drone near the north-eastern border with Syria on Friday, a government spokesman said, the first such event announced by authorities since Syria's crisis began

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Drone 'snooped on French soccer training'

France has asked Fifa to investigate its suspicions that a drone was used to spy on the team's preparations for the World Cup opener against Honduras, coach Didier Deschamps said. The incident is said to have occurred on Tuesd

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5 militants killed in Yemen drone strikes

A drone strike killed five suspected al Qaeda militants in Yemen late on Friday, a local official and a tribal source told Reuters on Saturday. Yemen is the main stronghold of Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), one of the I

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Malaysia jet search refocuses on deep-sea drone

A deep-sea drone completed its much-anticipated first full scan of the seabed in the remote Indian Ocean, the team looking for a missing Malaysian jetliner said on Thursday, as an air and surface search became less likely to yield results.

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Undersea hunt for plane foiled by depth

A US Navy underwater drone sent to search for a missing Malaysian jetliner on the floor of the Indian Ocean had its first mission cut short after exceeding its 4.5 km (2.8 mile) depth limit, Australian search authorities said on Tuesday.

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Facebook to use drones to spread the Internet

Facebook is harnessing satellite, drone and other technology as part of an ambitious and costly effort to beam Internet connectivity to people in underdeveloped parts of the world. The world's No. 1 social network said on Thur

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Pakistan Taliban secretly bury leader

Pakistani Taliban fighters secretly buried their leader on Saturday after he was killed by a US drone aircraft and quickly moved to replace him while vowing a wave of revenge suicide bombings. The Pakistani government denounced th

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Yemen leader in US favour as drone wars fuel rage

As Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi cements his ties with Washington, Yemen's interim president risks alienating his own people, who resent the US drone war on Al Qaeda in their country. Hadi's White House visit on August 1, a mark

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Saudi warns Iran over threats to Bahrain

Saudi Arabia yesterday condemned continuous Iranian threats against Bahrain, with its Foreign Minister Prince Saud Al Faisal calling on Iran to work for appeasement and peace, instead of "fanning flames". He was speaking

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UAE signs $1.4bn defence contracts

  The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has signed defence contracts worth 5.2 billion dirhams ($1.4 billion), including one for unmanned aerial drones, a spokesman for the country's military said on Monday.  

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