Imagine Odin really is Loki’s father, but Loki’s mother is Laufey and all those stories you hear about the war with the frost giants leave out the more scandalous details. Once unleashed in Asgard, Laufey accuses Frigga of kidnapping. Frigga accuses Laufey of abandonment. They wake up Odin with their arguing and both lay into him for two-timing. Plus everybody is mad at Loki for trying to set up an interparental assassination. Odin wants him imprisoned for treason, but Laufey wants to take Loki back to Jotunheim for a proper frost giant upbringing.  Loki says he’d prefer banishment to Midgard. So Thor and company return not to combat and imminent planetary destruction but to a humdinger of a family row.

The Birth of Arthashastra: Ancient Handbook of Science of Politics in India, and Those Who Wielded It

Premium Article Preview: In 1904, a copy of an ancient book which had been lost for more than 1400 years was discovered in India. A modest book written on palm leaves, its outward appearance was proven to be deceiving as the book contained surprisingly detailed information on how an effective government should be run. These teachers were used to shape an ancient empire.

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Syrian rescuer breaks into tears as he rescues baby from rubble

There is no greater war, no battle more protracted, no sweeter victory than a triumph over oneself. To perceive our own vice is challenging enough in itself; to overcome personal demons and failings is the mark of a true hero, to be celebrated honored far more than the vanquishing and dominance of others.

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На полигоне в Алабино представили новые разработки российской оборонной промышленности для Сухопутных войск. Новости. Первый канал
Накануне Дня Сухопутных войск, который отмечается 1 октября, наши военные представили новейшее оружие и защитное снаряжение для солдат XXI века. Это две винтовки, которые по многим параметрам превосходят зарубежные аналоги, и индивидуальная экипировка, делающая бойца практически неуязвимым.

The latest on the Ratnik Program. The Army wanted both kinds of x39mm rifle. They are also out of the prototype stage; so the A-545 (and AEK-973/ A-762 respectively and the AK-12 (AK-400 model, traditional Kalashnikov control layout with Dragunov internals and the AK-15 7.62x39 respectively) are in their final stages. There is also coverage of the “Warrior” individual combat gear.

The report was done on the Alabino range in Russia by the Russian defense industry.