Experts say Noordin's death Thursday gives Indonesia a window to recalibrate its battle to confront other militants.
The killing of one of Indonesia's most-wanted men is a key victory. But questions remain about the extent of the Jemaah Islamiah network Noordin may have left behind.
Police said Thursday they were 90 percent sure they had killed Noordin Mohammed Top, who is suspected of planning every major terrorist attack in Indonesia since 2002. But they have made such claims before, and his death is not confirmed.
A combine harvester cuts rye in a field in the eastern German city of Rathenow on Aug. 2. Farmers in the region are expecting a worse than average harvest this year.
It is revisiting the 1975 deaths of the 'Balibo Five' journalists as a film about them is released across Australia. Indonesia has long said they died in a cross-fire.
Recent attacks in Indonesia and Saudi Arabia have left some wondering whether attempts to turn militants away from terrorism have failed.
Giant Panda 'Kai Kai' sits in his enclosure at the Giant Panda Forest exhibit at the River Safari, Nov. 28, 2012, in Singapore. Panda populations are threatened by poaching and a loss of habitat, as well as a low birth rate.
A large, Bornean stick insect is seen climbing on a branch. Stick insects are usually long insects that use their shape and color as a natural camouflage to blend in on branches.