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A victim-triggered antipersonnel device buried in a road or field and intended to—when trod upon or run over by a vehicle—explode and kill/maim the enemy
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land mine

Global village An antipersonnel device buried in a road, field, and countryside, intended to, when stepped on, explode and kill/maim the enemy du jour
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Patient discussion about land mine

Q. Why do I have major headaches during flight landings? I always get really strong headaches just before landing. Lately, they have been so severe that I honestly feel like my head is going to explode. The closer the plane gets to the ground, the more pain I have. After landing, the pain eases a little but I have a headache at least a day or two afterwards. Do anyone have any suggestions?

A. The air pressure change makes air expand and if your ear canal is blocked –there is a severe pressure on your inner ear/estacian tube. This is painful.
You might try swallowing real hard or yawning, or “popping” your ears. This is called "Valsalva" maneuver :

Q. what are the do and don't do of Allergic people when they go out side to the open land?

A. if seasonal allergy is what you mean -there are certain times a year that you know you get sick. try avoiding long walks in fields of blooming flowers at those times...take antihistamine with you all the time, and don't forget some tissue paper :)

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According to the reports of Landmine Monitor, a nongovernmental initiative that provides follow-up to the Ottawa Convention, Colombia is the country with the most deaths and injuries caused by anti-personnel landmines. Cambodia and Afghanistan rank second and third.
The availability and placement of only a few anti-personnel landmines on the platoon's perimeter would increase every man's personal security, raise his comfort level significantly, and enhance his chance of survival.
The use of anti-personnel landmine is a violation of Comprehensive Agreement on Respect for Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law.
What is needed now is the promotion of the comprehensive Code - a kind of "Ottawa process" - to follow up on the anticipated successful initiation of a comprehensive international convention to ban anti-personnel landmines with the adoption of an effective code to limit arms transfers, to ensure, as the Nobel Laureates put it, that "violence and its vestiges" become "a distant memory of the past."
He brought along one AR-18 (Elisco) bearing SN 035073, one magazine with eight bullets, and two anti-personnel landmines.
Harnessing sector-leading expertise and ingenuity, they will clear areas along the border of both anti-personnel landmines and anti-tank mines, maximising the benefits for the most marginalised and vulnerable communities.
Because up to 40% of these weapons do not explode on impact, sub-munitions become as dangerous as anti-personnel landmines, and make entire areas uninhabitable long after conflict.
Trinidad said Coquilla, alias Jemar, 21, and a resident of Cabangahan village in Tago, turned himself in, along with nine anti-personnel landmines he had made.
The Anti-personnel Mine Ban Convention seeks to end the use of anti-personnel landmines (APLs) worldwide.
Summary: New York [U.S.], Dec.15 (ANI): Sri Lanka has joined the international treaty banning anti-personnel landmines, Human Rights Watch has said.
JODY WILLIAMS is a political activist known around the world for her work in banning anti-personnel landmines, her defense of human rights (especially those of women), and her efforts to promote new understandings of security in today's world.
"Their very presence near the town endangers the lives of town residents in an illegal mannerae1/4A* Fields of anti-personnel landmines have been placed around the outposts and the town itself.