Malcolm Turnbull stresses inclusion after Donald Trump signs revised travel ban

Australian prime minister says Indonesia shows democracy and Islam compatible and pays tribute to Joko Widodo

Australia’s prime minister, Malcolm Turnbull, has emphasised the importance of inclusion and mutual respect after Donald Trump’s controversial decision to sign a revised executive order reinstating a ban on immigration from certain Muslim-majority countries and suspending the US refugee program.

Speaking in Jakarta on Monday, in response to a question about Trump’s renewed travel ban, and what Indonesia might think of it, Turnbull said Indonesia showed the world that democracy, Islam, moderation, tolerance were compatible.

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Andrew Bogut breaks leg 58 seconds into Cleveland Cavaliers debut

  • Australian sustains fractured left tibia against Miami Heat
  • Bogut was making first appearance for Cavs since joining from Philadelphia

Andrew Bogut’s debut with LeBron James and his NBA defending champions Cleveland ended disastrously with a broken leg after just 58 seconds on the court.

Bogut’s left shin collided with Miami Heat forward Okaro White’s knee early in the second quarter at Cleveland’s Quicken Loans Arena on Monday night, the big Australian centre fell to the floor in agony and immediately told team-mates and medical staff he thought it was broken.

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Don Nardella quits Labor caucus after refusing to repay $100,000 in allowances

Daniel Andrews says he asked the former deputy speaker to resign from the parliamentary party

The Victorian former deputy speaker’s refusal to repay more than $100,000 in allowances he claimed for living outside his electorate has cost him his spot in the state’s parliamentary Labor party.

Don Nardella resigned from the party after the premier, Daniel Andrews, again asked him to repay the money.

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Self-driving bus with no back-up driver nears California street

SAN RAMON, Calif. (Reuters) – A pair of $250,000 autonomous buses began driving around an empty San Francisco Bay Area parking lot on Monday, preparing to move onto a local public road in California’s first pilot program for a self-driving vehicle without steering wheel or human operator.

Republicans call new travel ban ‘a good overhaul’ that will ‘stand legal scrutiny’

Democrats railed against it, saying it would not keep America safe

After the botched roll-out of the first travel ban on 27 January, which was met with bureaucratic confusion and legal battles, Republicans proved far more comfortable with Trump’s second executive order.

Related: Trump travel ban: new order targeting six Muslim-majority countries signed

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