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Last Updated = Fri, Sep 24, 2021, 12:00 pm SL Time

* France still upset with US over submarine snub. Patching up will take time

Sept 24 (HT) Top diplomats of France and the United States said on Thursday that patching up bilateral ties will take some time yet, as French discontent still sizzles over the trilateral AUKUS nuclear submarine deal that tore up one of its contracts with Australia.
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* CIA officer ‘suffered from Havana syndrome’ during India trip

Sept 22 (BBC) A CIA officer who was travelling to India this month with the agency’s director has reported symptoms consistent with so-called Havana syndrome, US media report. Three unnamed sources told US media that the officer has received medical attention for the mystery illness.
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* Indian prime minister Modi meets first Indian American VP Harris

Sept 24 (BBC) Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi met US Vice-President Kamala Harris in Washington on Thursday, marking the first in-person meeting of Mr Modi and the highest-ranking Indian American in US history. Ms Harris is the first woman and first black and south Asian vice-president.
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* Melbourne earthquake: Tremor rattles southeast Australia

Sept 22 (BBC) A 5.8 magnitude earthquake has rattled southeast Australia, damaging buildings in the city of Melbourne. The earthquake happened about 09:15 local time (23:15 GMT) on Wednesday at Mansfield, not far from the Victorian state capital.
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