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2005-12-01 03:56:54

By Ed Cropley VIENTIANE (Reuters) - Three decades after the final act of the Vietnam War, Laos, the conflict's secret and illegal theater, remains littered with millions of unexploded U.S. bombs, which kill or maim at least 200 people a year.

2005-11-03 17:57:10

By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Having failed so far to blunt the deadliest threat posed by Iraq's insurgency, the Pentagon said on Thursday it planned to expand its effort to find better ways to defend against the roadside bombs used by rebels to kill and maim U.S. troops.

2005-10-16 08:07:40

LONDON (Reuters) - The United States has issued a stern warning to Iran over the Islamic republic's possible involvement in helping insurgent bomb attacks in Iraq, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said on Sunday.

2005-10-16 07:24:15

LONDON (Reuters) - The United States has issued a stern warning to Iran over the Islamic republic's possible involvement in helping insurgent bomb attacks in Iraq, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said on Sunday.

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2005-09-26 08:55:00

Hardly a day passes without news of U.S. troops being killed or wounded in Iraq, often from car bombs, roadside explosives and similar methods. Halfway around the world, Bill Dunn, a Kansas State University nuclear engineering professor, works on ways to detect such explosives at a safe distance. Since November, he has been applying technology about neutron and gamma ray radiation to detect improvised explosive devices, or IEDs in military jargon.

2005-08-12 11:13:50

By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of roadside bomb attacks by insurgents against U.S. military supply convoys in Iraq has doubled in the past year, the general in charge of logistics for American military forces in Iraq said on Friday. Army Brig. Gen.

2005-07-21 17:39:41

By Mark Trevelyan, Security Correspondent LONDON (Reuters) - Poor construction, careless transportation or use of explosives that were past their 'shelf life' could explain why four bombs failed to explode properly on London's transport network on Thursday, experts said.

2005-07-12 03:36:03

MADRID (Reuters) - A coffee-maker packed with explosives blew up in the doorway of the Italian Culture Institute in Barcelona on Tuesday, slightly wounding a policeman, police said. "The police were warned of a suspicious-looking coffee-maker in the doorway of the Italian Institute in Barcelona ...


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