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Nirav Modi’s depression, suicide risk raised in court to block extradition to India – world news

Diamantaire Nirav Modi’s defence team on Thursday alleged that the Arthur Road jail in Mumbai did not have arrangements or plans to deal with his mental health issues, including risk of suicide, and urged the Westminster Magistrates’ Court to dismiss India’s extradition request. Modi’s lawyer, Claire Montgomery, also alleged that Modi would not receive a fair trial if extradited, and ...

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Divided US bigger risk to world than Covid-19 in 2021: Survey – world news

With the global economy still in the teeth of the Covid-19 crisis, the Eurasia group sees a divided US as a key risk this year for a world lacking leadership. “In decades past, the world would look to the US to restore predictability in times of crisis. But the world’s preeminent superpower faces big challenges of its own,” said Eurasia ...

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Australian ‘lives and homes’ at risk as bushfire nears Perth – world news

An out-of-control bushfire threatened lives and homes in Australia’s west coast city of Perth Monday, with locals told to shelter in place from toxic fumes. Residents in several suburbs south of Perth have been warned to be on watch as around 150 firefighters battled a blaze which has razed more than 230 hectares since Saturday. The local emergency department downgraded ...

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Millions of Americans risk losing jobless benefits as Trump refuses to sign aid bill – world news

Millions of Americans are about to see their jobless benefits expire on Saturday as US President Donald Trump has so far refused to sign into law a $2.3 trillion pandemic aid and spending package, insisting that it did not do enough to help everyday people. Trump stunned Republicans and Democrats alike when he said this week he was unhappy with ...

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Joe Biden calls cyber attack grave risk to national security – world news

The recent cyber security breach against the US companies constitutes a grave risk to the national security, President-elect Joe Biden has said, alleging that the Trump administration failed to prevent it. Recently, the US officials said that multiple federal agencies were targeted in a sophisticated, months-long cyber security attack. The massive breach, which is termed as one of the biggest ...

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What agriculture needs: Risk mitigation – analysis

At the heart of the debate on farm laws is the issue of the level of farm incomes. Income volatility is a key dimension important for farmers’ welfare, understanding their anxieties, and the success of a pro-market reform. The two main risks associated with farming are production risks and price risks. While production-related risks that come from weather, pests and ...

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Asian countries, Switzerland at risk in US Treasury’s currency report – world news

The US Treasury could label several countries currency manipulators before President Donald Trump leaves office, analysts say, as the coronavirus pandemic skews trade flows and widens US deficits with trading partners. Currency experts say Vietnam, Thailand, Taiwan and Switzerland all risk being found in violation of the three US criteria for currency manipulation in the Treasury Department’s long-delayed report on ...

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Health centre water crisis increasing Covid-19 risk: WHO – world news

One in four health centres worldwide lacks access to water, putting around 1.8 billion people at increased risk of contracting the coronavirus, the World Health Organization said Monday. The lack of this basic amenity endangers patients and staff alike at such centres, the WHO said in a joint report with the UN children’s agency UNICEF. The study was based on ...

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Corporate-owned banks pose a risk – analysis

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI), the sentinel of our banking system having occasionally faltered as the supreme banking regulator, is often seen to be working in tandem with the government. Perhaps that is the reason why some suspect that its recent recommendation that pave the way for industrial houses to own and control banks may well have originated from ...

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Covid-19: Donald Trump’s eldest son tests positive; Europe at risk of third wave – world news

Donald Trump Jr, the son of US President Donald Trump, tested positive for Covid-19 this week, although he is experiencing no symptoms. He has been “quarantining at his cabin since the result,” a spokesman said. Trump on Saturday tweeted that his son was doing “very well”. “My son Donald is doing very well. Thank you!” he posted after the disclosure ...

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