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PM Modi rejuvenates 'samosa diplomacy' with Australia's Scott Morrison ahead of video summit

IndiaTimes Sunday, 31 May 2020
"Connected by the Indian Ocean, united by the Indian Samosa! Looks delicious, PM @ScottMorrisonMP! Once we achieve a decisive victory against COVID-19, we will enjoy the Samosas together. Looking forward to our video meet on the 4th," the Prime Minister said in a tweet.
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Security on high alert in Delhi; full dress rehearsal in J&K ahead of I- Day [Video]

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Australia steps up Hong Kong action in wake of China security law [Video]

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PM Scott Morrison suspends extradition pact with territory and extends visas for Hong Kong people already in Australia.

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Australia extends visas for Hong Kong citizens [Video]

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Mauritius declares emergency over oil spill from grounded ship [Video]

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