Watch: Dubai to introduce 'RoboCop' style automated security vehicles to patrol city streets

Dubai Police are launching a fleet of automated 'RoboCop' cars' as it looks to become one of the most tech-savvy nations in the world.

The futuristic looking vehicle is called the O-R3 and has been developed by Singapore company OTSAW Digital.

While speed will not be the small security car's strong point, its top speed only being 15km/h, the vehicle will be able to scan human faces, looking for criminals.

It also has its own drone that has a top speed of 50km/h which it can launch to keep track of fleeing offenders.

Dubai Police already plan to lease 100 of the O-R3 units by 2020, at a cost of $10,000 each per month, according to CNN.

Dubai has already armed its firefighters with water powered jet packs to tackle fires and hopes to have 25 per cent of its police force made up of robots like the O-R3 by 2030.



18 people confirmed dead following bus crash in Germany

Bavarian police confirm that all 18 people missing in the bus crash on a highway in southern Germany are dead.

Another 30 people were injured when the bus carrying a group of German senior citizens crashed into a truck on the A9 highway in Bavaria early Monday and burst into flames.

Two of the injured are still in life-threatening condition.

Police also tweeted that the members of the group were between 41 and 81 years old and mostly from Saxony in eastern Germany.

Two drivers and 46 passengers were on the bus.

The accident took place around 7.00am when the bus rear-ended a trailer-truck at the end of a traffic jam on the A9 highway near Muenchberg in Bavaria.

Rescue workers stand beside burnt-out bus on the motorway A9 near Muenchberg, southeastern Germany.
Rescue workers stand beside burnt-out bus on the motorway A9 near Muenchberg, southeastern Germany. Source: Associated Press


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Suicide bomber dressed as woman kills 14 in Iraq

An Iraqi provincial official says a suicide bomber, disguised in a woman's all-covering robe, struck inside a camp for displaced people in the western province of Anbar, killing at least 14.

Councilman Taha Abdul-Ghani says the attack took place at dusk on Sunday (local time) as authorities were accommodating families that had fled from the ISIS-held town of Qaim.

Abdul-Ghani says that a police colonel was among the dead.

The officer became suspicious about the person in the long robe and walked up to the attacker, embracing him - presumably to reduce the number of casualties - as he detonated his explosives.

The explosion also wounded at least 20 people.

Iraqi forces have pushed ISIS out of most of Anbar, and are now in the final stages of a major offensive in the northern city of Mosul.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack but suspicion is likely to fall on IS, which has carried out similar attacks in the past.