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Australian PM cancels Indonesia trip

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Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott on Saturday cancelled a trip to Indonesia amid reports that an asylum seeker turnback operation was underway that could renew tensions between the neighbours. 

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott and his wife Margaret at the ANZAC Day march at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra on April 25, 2014.

Mr Abbott's office confirmed he no longer intended to travel to Bali on Tuesday for a meeting with Indonesian president Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono but declined to go into the reasons for putting off the visit, which had been seen as a thawing of ties tested by recent rows over espionage and Australia's controversial refugee policies.

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