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Ought to we be jumpy about ‘killer robots’?

Campaigners are renewing calls for a pre-emptive ban on so-called « killer robots » as representatives of more than 80 countries meet to discuss the autonomous weapons systems.  The use of lethal autonomous weapons systems (LAWS) is « a step too far », said Mary Wareham, the global coordinator of the Campaign to Stop Killer Robots. « They cross a moral…


Pakistanis insist as police survey for girl’s killer

Karachi, Pakistan – Scores of demonstrators continued to protest the rape and murder of a seven-year-old girl in the central Pakistani town of Kasur, while four security personnel who opened fire on an earlier demonstration were taken into custody. Protesters blocked the main roads into the city, about 50km south of the eastern city of Lahore,…


Suicide, social media, and a Japanese serial killer

Osaka, Japan – Acting on a tipoff, Japanese police knocked on the one-bedroom apartment of Takahiro Shiraishi to inquire about the whereabouts of Aiko Tamura, who went missing a few days earlier in a suburb of Tokyo. What the police found inside on October 31 was the habitat of a serial killer: a saw, rope,…

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