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Australian counterterror officer shoots man dead
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) -- A suspected terrorist was shot dead and two counterterrorism police were stabbed Tuesday in a confrontation in Australia's second largest city that some experts suspect is inspired by the Islamic State group's call to supporters to wage terror in their home countries....

Life term for China scholar chills ethnic dialogue
BEIJING (AP) -- A life sentence given to a moderate Chinese scholar on Tuesday shows the ruling Communist Party is cutting off dialogue on ethnic tensions and could backfire by radicalizing minorities, scholars and analysts said....

Philippine leader questions intent of China ships
NEW YORK (AP) -- Philippine President Benigno Aquino III said Tuesday his nation will stick up for its territorial rights in the disputed South China Sea and voiced concern that a recent mission by two Chinese survey ships could presage an attempt to drill for oil there....

Afghanistan's Karzai takes one last swipe at US
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Outgoing Afghan President Hamid Karzai used his farewell speech on Tuesday to take one last swipe at the United States, capping a long-testy relationship with the accusation that America hasn't wanted peace in Afghanistan. The U.S. ambassador called the comments ungracious and ungrateful....

Jeep veers off mountain road in Nepal; 11 dead
KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) -- A jeep veered off a mountainous road in western Nepal on Tuesday, killing 11 people, police said....

Indian zoo: Tiger kills man who climbed into moat
NEW DELHI (AP) -- A white tiger killed a young man who climbed over a fence at the New Delhi zoo and jumped into the animal's enclosure Tuesday, a spokesman said....

28 dead in landslides, floods in northeast India
GAUHATI, India (AP) -- Landslides and flash floods triggered by two days of heavy rain have killed at least 28 people in India's remote northeast, officials said Tuesday....

Image of Asia: Saving their livelihood from floods
In this photo by Anupam Nath, Indian villagers rescue their pigs on a makeshift banana raft at Chaygaon village in Kamrup district of Assam state. Floods have inundated scores of villages in Assam and neighboring Meghalaya state, and more rain is forecast. The region is largely rural, and residents often try to save their livestock from floods because they depend on the animals for meat, milk or plowing fields....

Suicide bomber targets army in Pakistan, kills 5
PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) -- A suicide car bomber blew himself up near a convoy of security forces in northwestern Pakistan on Tuesday, killing five people and wounding 29 others, police said....

China factory index ticks up, easing growth fears
HONG KONG (AP) -- Growth in China's sprawling manufacturing industry unexpectedly ticked higher in September, according to a report Tuesday, easing concerns about the No. 2 economy's recovery....