Finnish Brewery Fires Broadside At Putin With New NATO Beer

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Otan, the Nato-themed bee, the label has a cartoon figure wearing a metal armour suit, emblazoned with the Nato flag's compass symbol. (Olaf Brewing/Newsflash)

A Finnish brewery has fired a broadside at Russian leader Vladimir Putin by launching a new beer named after NATO. Named OTAN, the French variation for NATO (The North Atlantic…

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Prehistoric Giant Sloths Had A Chainmail Armour Made Of A Bone Mesh To Stop Predators Sinking Their Teeth Into Them

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Palaeontologists found hundreds of pieces of bone that were immersed inside the dermis of certain large extinct mammals, between 2 and 12 millimetres in diameter, whose age for the area is estimated to be greater than 20,000 years, in San Pedro , Argentina. (Newsflash)

Prehistoric giant sloths had a chainmail-like armour made of a bone mesh embedded in their skin to stop predators sinking their teeth and claws into them, according to new research.…

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Archaeologists Discover Oldest Known Temple Dedicated To Greek Goddess Of Wisdom And War Athena

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The excavations of the oldest archaic temple presumably dedicated to Athena on the acropolis of the Acropolis of Velia, in Italy. (Ministero della cultura/Newsflash)

Experts say they have discovered the oldest known temple dedicated to the Greek goddess of wisdom and war Athena, which contained painted ceramics, helmets, weapons and armour. The ancient temple,…

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Experts Find That After Worlds First Super Power Developed Hi Tech Armour 2700 Years Ago A Version Appeared In China

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The ancient leather shed armour could be dated to the period between 786 and 543 BC. Note: (D.L. Xu, P. Wertmann, M. Yibulayinmu/Newsflash)

Swiss experts have found evidence that no sooner had the world's first superpower developed weapons in the form of an ultra-light, easy to wear armour, than a version of it…

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Scientists Prove Prehistoric Crocodile Was Smooth Like Modern Day Dolphins

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An illustrative image by the German scientists showing how primeval crocodiles with soft skin instead of rough scales would look like.

A team of US and German scientists have revealed that a prehistoric crocodile did not have scaled armour but instead soft skin similar to today's dolphins. The research was carried…

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Knight In Shining Armour On Horse Patrols Coronavirus Rd

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A villager wearing battle armour and wielding a long blade guards a road and prevents a vehicle from leaving during a mandatory lockdown amid the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak

This footage shows a Chinese man wearing a full set of armour while wielding a long blade on horseback as he guards the entrance to his village which has been…

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Lord Of War: Armoured Vehicles Smuggled Into Africa

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Pic Shows: Military vehicle Honker Scorpion 3; A car manufacturer has pleaded guilty to illegally selling armoured vehicles complete with gun turrets to an African army in an incident straight out the ‘Lord of War’ film. The gun turrets of the armoured vehicles were reportedly dismantled and hidden when they were shipped from the Honker military car factory in the city of Lublin in the Lublin Voivodeship in eastern Poland to Nigeria. Local media report the Nigerian army made an order of 13 Scorpion armoured vehicles from Honker in 2015, with the vehicles worth 31,000 GBP despite the company not having licences to sell them abroad. The Scorpion armoured vehicles were then dismantled, with the gun turrets hidden and the holes in the roofs where they normally stand were masked, according to reports. The vehicles were then reportedly put in the end of the shipping containers and taken to Nigeria by boat despite Honker not having the required permits and concessions for the sale of weapons abroad. The deal was worth 290,000 GBP in total and the cars were given customs clearance as civilian vehicles during the shipment which occurred in 2016, according to reports. The Polish Internal Security Agency launched an investigation into the incident and Zbigniew Tyminski, the 59-year-old CEO of the Lublin factory, was accused of producing and selling weapons without the required permit and concessions. He pleaded guilty but reportedly refused to give an explanation for his actions. The processing of the case is expected to start this year and Tyminski faces 10 years behind bars if found guilty. The Skorpion is a 4WD, fully armoured vehicle, with bullet-proof windows. The vehicles were reportedly used in Iraq by Polish soldiers who were reportedly not completely satisfied with them. However, the vehicles were much cheaper than other armoured vehicles and are said to have attracted the interest of many contractors from around the world. The case is similar to the sc

A car manufacturer has pleaded guilty to illegally selling armoured vehicles complete with gun turrets to an African army in an incident straight out the 'Lord of War' film.The gun…

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