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Man Drives 65 Miles With Landmine Buckled Into Passenger Seat

He thought it was a cannonball

(Newser) - Police in Hot Springs, Arkansas, evacuated about 20 homes after a man mistook a Civil War-era landmine for a cannonball and took it home this week. The US Air Force Bomb Squad has safely detonated the landmine, the AP reports. Matt Bell says he was doing excavation work when he... More »

Prince Harry 'Irritated' Over Nations Ignoring Landmines

Has 'bee in his bonnet' about mine-supplying nations not being mine-clearing nations

(Newser) - Prince Harry is "irritated" that nations responsible for supplying landmines aren't doing more to help clear them, according to the head of a British mine-clearing charity. The prince reportedly expressed these sentiments after visiting Angola to witness the work of the Halo Trust first-hand, the BBC reports. His... More »

Landmine Kills 10 Girls in Afghanistan

Girls were out collecting firewood

(Newser) - Ten young girls have been killed and two others were injured in a landmine explosion in eastern Afghanistan. The local governor says the girls, aged between nine and 11, were killed when one of them hit the mine with an axe as they were out collecting firewood, the BBC reports.... More »

Syria Studding Refugee Routes With Mines

Human Rights Watch cites eyewitness near Turkey, Lebanon

(Newser) - Earlier reports accused Syria of planting landmines along its Lebanese border, and according to witnesses, the practice shows no sign of waning. Mines are being placed along the routes refugees typically use to flee into neighboring Lebanon and Turkey, Human Rights Watch said today, citing eyewitness reports. One former... More »

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