Land mines

In this Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019, photo, young Afghan victims of war bask in sun outside their ward at Emergency Surgical Center for Civilian War Victims in Kabul, Afghanistan. The total number of children killed or maimed in more than four decades long Afghan war is not known. But, with a population where close to 50% are under the age of 20, the losses among the young is tremendous. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)
December 17, 2019 - 4:14 am
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — When 9-year-old Eimal stepped out of his home in the Panjshir Valley in northeastern Afghanistan, he had no way of knowing that his life was about to change. He was playing in a field near his home when he stumbled upon what looked to him like a strange toy. But when he...
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November 25, 2019 - 9:17 am
BERLIN (AP) — German officials say they are investigating whether the deaths of 18 porpoises in the Baltic Sea is connected to a navy demining operation earlier this year. A spokesman for Germany’s Defense Ministry said Monday that “so far no direct link has been established” between the detonation...
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Britain's Prince Harry walks through a minefield in Dirico, Angola Friday Sept. 27, 2019, during a visit to see the work of landmine clearance charity the Halo Trust, on day five of the royal tour of Africa. Prince Harry is following in the footsteps of his late mother, Princess Diana, whose walk through an active mine field in Angola years ago helped to lead to a global ban on the deadly weapons. (Dominic Lipinski/Pool via AP)
September 27, 2019 - 9:50 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A body armor-wearing Prince Harry on Friday followed in the footsteps of his late mother, Princess Diana, whose walk through an active mine field in Angola years ago helped to lead to a global ban on the deadly weapons. The prince walked through a dusty mine field marked with...
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In this Sept. 18, 2019 photo, a Lebanese deminer from Humanity and Inclusion, a French-based international non-governmental organization, removes sand from around an anti-personal mine, at a cedar forest, in Hadath El-Jebbeh, north Lebanon. Three decades after Lebanon's civil war ended, deminers are still working to clear this mountainous region in northern Lebanon famous for its forests of centuries-old cedar trees. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)
September 27, 2019 - 4:38 am
HADATH EL-JEBBEH, Lebanon (AP) — Kneeling beneath Lebanon's ancient cedars, Waheeb Humayed peers through a protective visor and waves a metal detector until he hears the tell-tale beep. He clips the grass, pushes a small prodder into the ground and gently sweeps the dirt away with a garden trowel,...
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FILE - This Sept. 29, 2018 file photo shows idle cargo and oil tanker ships at the port of Hodeida, Yemen. On Saturday, May 11, 2019, Houthi rebels began a long-delayed withdrawal of their forces from the key port city, the group said, following the terms of a cease-fire. The U.N.-brokered agreement is aimed at alleviating the world’s worst humanitarian crisis. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)
May 11, 2019 - 3:09 pm
SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemen's Houthi rebels on Saturday began a long-delayed withdrawal of forces from the port facility in the key city of Hodeida, the group said, following the terms of a December cease-fire aimed at alleviating the world's worst humanitarian crisis. The government described the...
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March 04, 2019 - 10:51 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Women's rights activists from 128 nations are launching a public campaign Tuesday for an international treaty to end violence against women and girls, a global scourge estimated by the United Nations to affect 35 percent of females worldwide. The campaign led by the Seattle-...
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February 24, 2019 - 10:27 am
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — A land mine left by the Islamic State group struck a van packed with workers in eastern Syria, killing more than 20 of them, Syria's state news agency said on Sunday. The agency earlier reported that 24 people were killed. SANA said the explosion on Sunday morning near the...
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Firefighters pull a body from the mud days after a dam collapse in Brumadinho, Brazil, Monday, Jan. 28, 2019. Firefighters on Monday carefully moved over treacherous mud, sometimes walking, sometimes crawling, in search of survivors or bodies four days after a dam collapse that buried mine buildings and surrounding neighborhoods with iron ore waste. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)
January 28, 2019 - 3:26 pm
BRUMADINHO, Brazil (AP) — The Latest on that collapse of an iron ore mining company's dam in Brazil (all times local): 6:20 p.m. A Catholic priest for a church now being used as a command center for officials trying to rescue people after a mining company dam burst says many of the church's...
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December 15, 2018 - 7:56 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Moscow police say an off-duty Russian police lieutenant has been hospitalized after a World War II-era land mine exploded on the side of a highway. Police say the officer found the mine alongside the highway and sustained injuries after it exploded. A passerby on the highway saw the...
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South Korean soldiers close the gate as the rails which leads to North Korea are seen inside the demilitarized zone separating the two Koreas in Paju, South Korea Friday, Nov. 30, 2018. South Korea sent rail cars and dozens of officials to North Korea on Friday for joint surveys on northern railway sections the countries hope someday to connect with the South. (Kim Hong-Ji/Pool Photo via AP)
November 30, 2018 - 2:59 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A South Korean train rolled into North Korea for the first time in a decade on Friday as the countries began joint surveys on northern railway sections they hope someday to connect with the South. The weekslong inspections represent one of the most significant goodwill...
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