Tag Archives: Risks

Indian boy with 24 fingers & toes ‘risks being sacrificed by his own family’, parents say

The parents of a 12-year-old born with 12 fingers and 12 toes have appealed to police to protect the boy from being sacrificed by his own greedy relatives. According to Asian news agency ANI, the boy – named Shivanandan, from the village of Gurri in Uttar Pradesh’s Barabanki district – is facing life threats by his very own family because ...

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Jewish, Gay, Russophile? EU DisinfoLab risks probe over abuse of Twitter users’ data

The methodology used by DisinfoLab in their study of ‘Russophiles’ sparked further fury, after raw data showed the Belgian NGO segregating Twitter users over political views – and even noting whether they are “gay” or “Jewish.” The so-called Benalla affair that exposed Emmanuel Macron’s bodyguard not only occupied the political and the media world, but also sent shockwaves across the ...

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Turkey’s S-400 purchase risks exposing F-35's weaknesses – NATO general

NATO remains worried that Turkey operating F-35s alongside S-400 air-defense systems might expose the state-of-the-art jet’s advantages, or lack of thereof, to allies and “known foes,” said the bloc’s Allied Air Commander. “Anything that an S-400 can do that affords it the ability to better understand a capability like the F-35 is certainly not to the advantage of the coalition,” ...

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Hack avoids chop: Reporter risks decapitation when promoting army helicopters (VIDEO)

A fearless –if somewhat reckless– journalist narrowly avoided having her head chopped off as she was presenting a promotional report next to a swarm of army helicopters in Azerbaijan. A reporter with the Russia-based outlet The Caucasus Post was filming a news segment praising the helicopter pilots as the low-flying Mi-24s buzzed overhead. The recognizable Soviet-designed gunships were due to ...

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‘Arrogant' Macron risks becoming 'enemy No. 1' on migration for Italy – Rome

Top Italian officials lashed out at French President Emmanuel Macron, who said migration pressure on Italy seriously dropped over the past year. Macron was branded “arrogant,” and risks becoming a top “enemy” to Rome on migration. “Italy indeed faces a migration emergency and it’s partly because France keeps pushing back people at the border. Macron risks making his country Italy’s ...

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Forget natural disasters: Man-made risks may cost global cities $320bn annually

Man-made threats including market crashes, cybercrime and interstate conflicts are a bigger threat to economic output than natural disasters, a survey from insurer Lloyd’s has found. According to the Lloyd’s “City Risk Index” which was created in collaboration with Cambridge University, those risks have an estimated annual impact of $ 320 billion of global gross domestic product (GDP) for some ...

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Leader’s ambition risks turning street protest victory into mob rule in Armenia – experts

After ousting the PM, an Armenian protest leader attempts to ride the momentum, but risks plunging the inherently vulnerable country into chaos with a damaging power grab, observers tell RT. Armenia, a small post-Soviet country with a baggage of economic and geopolitical problems, was gripped by a wave of mass protests for almost two weeks. They were triggered by a ...

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Sex dolls uncovered: The kinks, quirks and risks of building robolove (GRAPHIC VIDEO)

In a niche corner of the lucrative sex industry a revolution is brewing – one that experts say could either aid people’s sexual experiences or see human relationships buffeted by depraved romps with artificial lovers. Questions about sexual health, ethics, and personal safety surround the emerging technology, with therapists, philosophers and even IT analysts studying developments. Why? Well, it’s thought ...

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Best frenemies? UK Navy mission risks leaving China trade deal all at sea

A warship of the Royal Navy is set to defy restrictions and sail through Chinese territorial waters in a hypocritical move which will leave defense ministers baffled by Britain. Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson, apparently channelling his inner Britannia, has announced the type 23 frigate HMS ‘Sutherland’ will travel through a key trading lane in the South China Sea. The announcement ...

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Risks of interstate conflict higher than any time since end of Cold War – DNI chief

The risk of interstate conflict is higher now than at any time since the end of the Cold War, according to US Director of National Intelligence Daniel Coats. The most immediate threats over the next year come from North Korea and from “Saudi-Iranian use of proxies in their rivalry,” Coats said during a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on Tuesday. “At ...

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