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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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Two soldiers with one vehicle can emplace a 1,000-meter minefield in about 10 minutes, while it takes an engineer platoon 10 hours to emplace a surface-laid conventional minefield of the same length.
The ministry said Turkey, as "the occupying force that exercises effective control in the northern part of Cyprus, but also as a party to the Ottawa Convention, ought to assume and fulfil its responsibilities in relation with over 20 minefields it maintains on the occupied areas."
Russian military experts believe the new vehicle will deal with threats such as minefields set by "commando" teams or artillery submunition rounds and cluster bombs.
Before the implementation of the MES mines, the only way to adjudicate a minefield was for an OC to overwatch the event.
On the spheres the artist had drawn various images, predominantly using grids, gleaned from historical and con temporary sources (including maps of minefields, the Web, satellite photographs of tropical storms, and ancient mandalas).
He also said the Serbs have laid hundreds of minefields which would one day need to be cleared.
The first prototype has been tested in minefields in Cambodia and engineers from the non profit-making firm have made improvements to increase its effectiveness.
Despite General Baril's comments that anti-personnel mines are "cowardly weapons," most field engineers would agree that the tasks of laying and clearing minefields are not jobs for the faint-hearted.
Holiday-makers are risking life and limb by touring former war zones which are still littered with minefields.
Although land mines are a creation of the twentieth century, some military historians credit the Romans with pioneering a primitive version of minefields, laying salt on the farmlands of Carthage to prohibit their use for decades.
UNFICYP Commander Kristin Lund said the force was talking with the two sides in an attempt to have them clean up the remaining minefields in the buffer zone.
Coroner Andrew Walker said: "This tragedy showed winches as an effective means of moving badly injured people from minefields." The inquest in Oxford continues.