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AUSTRALIA-MINNEAPOLIS POLICE SHOOTING — Half a world from where an Australian woman was shot dead by a Minneapolis police officer, Tuesday's front-page headline in her hometown Sydney newspaper summarized Australia's reaction in blunt terms: "AMERICAN NIGHTMARE." By Kristen Gelineau. Sent 450 words, photos. With POLICE SHOOTING-MINNEAPOLIS — Medical examiner deems Australian woman's death a homicide. POLICE SHOOTING-MINNEAPOLIS-THE LATEST.

INDONESIA-CORRUPTION — The speaker of Indonesia's parliament, once hailed by President Donald Trump as one of Indonesia's most powerful men, has denied any wrongdoing after prosecutors accused him of being a key planner of a corruption plot in which dozens of officials allegedly pocketed more than $170 million of government money. Sent 410 words.

PHILIPPINES-MARTIAL LAW — President Rodrigo Duterte asked Congress to extend martial law in the southern Philippines until the end of the year, saying the rebellion there will not be quelled before the current proclamation expires. Sent 200 words.

PAKISTAN-APARTMENT COLLAPSE — A dilapidated, three-story building in a poorer neighborhood of Karachi collapsed as the residents slept, killing at least two people and injuring another eight. Rescue workers are still trying to free at least two survivors and officials say the death toll may rise. Sent 130 words.

AUSTRALIA-SENATE ERROR — A second Australian senator said she was quitting Parliament after discovering she was a dual citizen and thus ineligible. By Rod McGuirk. Sent 590 words.


SKOREA-SAMSUNG-NOTE 7 — Samsung Electronics plans to recover gold and other metals and components from recalled Galaxy Note 7 smartphones to reduce waste. By Youkyung Lee. Sent 240 words, photos.

FINANCIAL MARKETS — Asian shares fell as setbacks for a health care overhaul in the U.S. raised doubts over prospects for a range of reforms backed by President Donald Trump. By Yuri Kageyama. Sent 470 words, photos.



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