The US military has been using them for years especially as a weapon against Islamist militants: armed drones. Now Germany's foreign minister is talking about deploying unmanned aircraft prompting nationwide debate about combat drones.
East Germany made about 200,000 people into political prisoners. For the past 25 years, they have had the ability to sue for damages and have their criminal records expunged. Now an important deadline is approaching.
India's opposition Congress party has recently appointed transgender activist Apsara Reddy as general secretary of its women's wing, making her the 134-year-old party's first transgender office bearer.
The death toll in a bombing of a bus convoy carrying evacuees from Syrian government-held territory has risen, said a monitor. The transfers are part of a massive relocation of people along political and sectarian lines.
Thailand has again announced a general election, this time in February, more than four years after a military government seized power and called the move temporary. The junta lifted a ban on political activities.
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