UK Home Secretary Priti Patel has signed off on the order to extradite Nirav Modi who is facing fraud and money laundering charges in India. PTI reported the development quoting a diplomatic source in the UK. Meanwhile, Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai has been sentenced to 12 months in prison. In Europe, indications have been given that the EU may not renew contract for AstraZeneca COVID vaccines. Read this and more in our Top 10 World News of the hour!
UK home secretary approves fugitive diamantaire Nirav Modi’s extradition to India
Modi, 50, who remains behind bars at Wandsworth Prison in south-west London, has 14 days to apply for permission to appeal against the Home Secretary’s order in the High Court in London
EU may not renew contract for AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine: French minister
Johnson & Johnson also announced a delay in its rollout of vaccine doses in Europe after reports of blood clots
Hong Kong court sentences media tycoon Jimmy Lai to 12 months prison
Lai was among nine of Hong Kong’s most prominent democracy campaigners found guilty of organising and participating in a 2019 rally
Ease Ukraine’s ‘provocative actions’, Russia urges Macron and Merkel
Relations between Ukraine and Russia have increasingly come under strain due to Russian troop buildup on the Ukraine-Russia border and situation in Donbass region of Ukraine
Indianapolis shooting: 8 people killed at FedEx facility, suspect also dead
Police believe the shooter has died by suicide. Cook said officials do not believe there is an active threat to the community
Germany in grip of third wave: Angela Merkel warns amid coronavirus surge
This came as Germany recorded 25,831 new cases of coronavirus and 247 deaths within 24 hours
Philippine President Duterte asked to confront China in South China Sea
Earlier his spokesperson said that the Filipino president is pursuing ‘diplomatic initiatives’ in ‘private’
Drug-resistant malaria making inroads in Africa: Study
There have been concerns for long about the emergence of such mutations across the continent which makes up for over 90 per cent of malaria deaths worldwide in 2019
176-year-old ‘time capsule’ found in a cross atop a cathedral in Hungary
Check out what was inside!
NASA posts video on what happens when two black holes cross paths in space
When a black hole tears a nearby star apart, there are ways to detect this celestial event. But what happens when two black holes (two celestial bodies that can’t be seen) cross paths?