Japan eyes fighter drone, seeks record defense budget amid China assertiveness

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Japan eyes fighter drone, seeks record defense budget amid China assertiveness

Japan aims to develop a prototype drone fighter jet in two decades with private sector help in a technology strategy that focuses on weapons communications and lasers, according to a document seen by Reuters.

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Islamic State faces uphill 'branding war' in Afghanistan, Pakistan

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Islamic State faces uphill 'branding war' in Afghanistan, Pakistan

The U.S. drone strike that killed Islamic State's commander for Afghanistan and Pakistan was the latest blow to the Middle East-led movement's ambitions to expand into a region where the long-established Taliban remain the dominant Islamist force.

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U.S. drone kills Islamic State leader for Afghanistan, Pakistan: officials

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U.S. drone kills Islamic State leader for Afghanistan, Pakistan: officials

The leader of Islamic State's branch in Afghanistan and Pakistan was killed in a U.S. drone strike on July 26, a Pentagon spokesman said on Friday after the Afghan ambassador to Pakistan announced the news to Reuters.

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Stretched US Air Force faces fighter shortage

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Stretched US Air Force faces fighter shortage

The US Air Force is facing a fighter pilot shortage as it scrambles to service an ever-growing array of air campaigns around the world, top officials said Wednesday.

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US releases redacted drone strike 'playbook'

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US releases redacted drone strike 'playbook'

The US government has released a once-secret policy document dubbed "the playbook" that shows how officials select drone targets in areas outside war zones and the key role the president has in the process.

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Drone video unveils Vietnam’s stunning beauty

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Drone video unveils Vietnam’s stunning beauty

A drone video shot by freelance Vietnamese photographer and cameraman Le The Thang was released this month, awing viewers with the amazing beauty of Vietnam.

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Vietnamese question: Are drone photos works of art?

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Vietnamese question: Are drone photos works of art?

The artistic value of drone photos has been questioned by Vietnamese photographers after two drone photos were awarded the first and second prize at a photo festival in Ho Chi Minh City.

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Facebook's solar-powered internet drone takes flight

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Facebook's solar-powered internet drone takes flight

Facebook Inc said on Thursday it had completed a successful test flight of a solar-powered drone that it hopes will help it extend internet connectivity to every corner of the planet.

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Pakistan school attack mastermind reported killed

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The alleged mastermind of the deadly attack on a Pakistan school in 2014 has reportedly been killed in an American drone strike.

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U.S. says kills up to 116 civilians in strikes outside war zones

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U.S. says kills up to 116 civilians in strikes outside war zones

The U.S. government accepted responsibility on Friday for inadvertently killing up to 116 civilians in strikes in countries where America is not at war, a major disclosure likely to inflame debate about targeted killings and use of drones.

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Stunning aerial shots of Saigon’s future center

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Stunning aerial shots of Saigon’s future center

The construction of Ho Chi Minh City’s new center Thu Thiem New Urban Area in District 2 is captured in these breathtaking drone photos taken by Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper reporters.

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Dubai airport shut Saturday for over an hour; 22 flights diverted: executive

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Dubai airport shut Saturday for over an hour; 22 flights diverted: executive

Dubai International Airport, the world's busiest airport for international travel, closed its airspace for 69 minutes due to unauthorized drone activity on Saturday, causing 22 flights to be diverted, aviation authorities said.

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Obama approves broader role for U.S. forces in Afghanistan

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Obama approves broader role for U.S. forces in Afghanistan

President Barack Obama has approved giving the U.S. military greater ability to accompany and enable Afghan forces battling a resilient Taliban insurgency, in a move to assist them more proactively on the battlefield, a U.S. official told Reuters.

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BAE says drone warplanes to aid fighter pilots, not replace them

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BAE says drone warplanes to aid fighter pilots, not replace them

BAE Systems Plc lifted the veil on plans for the world’s first combat drones, saying it’s working toward a scenario in which the unmanned warplanes will fight alongside piloted aircraft rather than instead of them.

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Brother of man killed in U.S. strike on Taliban chief files police report

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Brother of man killed in U.S. strike on Taliban chief files police report

The brother of a man killed alongside Afghan Taliban chief Mullah Akhtar Mansour in a U.S. drone strike in southwest Pakistan has filed a report with police asking for his brother's killing to be investigated, officials said on Sunday.

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