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remove the triggering device from


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It can also be used to break glass and windows in vehicles and buildings, and is equipped with a camera to help explosives experts defuse bombs remotely, the statement said.
An earlier message on Twitter read: "Ban Ki-moon is travelling to Israel and Palestine in an effort to help defuse tensions.
Top 10 Ways to Defuse Your Congregational Time Bomb" is a guide for church leaders to become community mediators who help their congregation solve conflicts in the most peaceful and faith inspiring ways possible.
Her sub-title, the debt threat and why we must defuse it, links the discussion to the acute dangers our children and grandchildren may face, leaving no doubt about its priority for planners, politicians, economists and all of us.
Our service men and women cannot be expected to defuse tense human situations and minimize injury or loss of life without the ability to clearly communicate, effectively and with authority, at safe distances.
ISLAMABAD, Sept 28 (KUNA) -- A personnel from the Bomb Disposal Squad (BDS) was killed and three policemen were wounded while trying to defuse an explosive device on Friday in Pakistan's northern Peshawar city.
Anti-explosives experts managed on Friday (May 14) to defuse four roadside bombs in central al-Ratba district, western Anbar, without damage," Major Raheem Zubn told Aswat al-Iraq news agency.
Army bomb disposal experts raced to Ayr Police Station to defuse the devices at around 1.
Obviously diffuse is not what's needed; the writer wants defuse, which means literally to remove a fuse from a bomb and figuratively "To make less dangerous, tense, or hostile: defuse an international crisis.
Anger is an issue in many relationships, resulting in jealousy, possessiveness, ineffective communication, punitive behavior, "controlling" attitudes and even substance abuse, according to licensed psychologists Lorel Lindstrom, PhD, and Shari Kirkland, PhD, authors of the recently published book, Red Hot Relationships, How to Defuse the Anger and Keep the Romance.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Defense Minister General Ahmad Vahidi said his ministry has worked out plans to help the country take long strides towards economic independence and further defuse the international and unilateral sanctions imposed against the country.
A SOLDIER under investigation following the deaths of five men under his command in Afghanistan may have told them to defuse two Russian-made missiles so they could be kept as souvenirs, it was reported yesterday.