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Analysis: Dissident's case poses diplomatic test for U.S. and China

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - When Hillary Clinton made her first trip abroad as secretary of state, she baldly said the United States could not let human rights disputes get in the way of working with China on global challenges.

World

Sudan defends use of air strikes in South Sudan conflict

KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Sudan's ambassador to the United Nations has defended his country's right to use air strikes against South Sudanese troops who Khartoum says are inside Sudanese territory.

World

Analysis - Dissident's case poses diplomatic test for U.S. and China

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - When Hillary Clinton made her first trip abroad as secretary of state, she baldly said the United States could not let human rights disputes get in the way of working with China on global challenges.

World

China reach in focus at U.S.- Philippine security talks

MANILA (Reuters) - China is likely to be high on the agenda at top level U.S.-Philippine security talks on Monday as Washington refocuses its foreign policy on Asia and Manila realises its limits in trying to solve territorial disputes with Beijing alone.

World

Space shuttle Enterprise lands in New York atop jet

NEW YORK, April 27 (Reuters) - The space shuttle Enterprise flew to New York from Washington on Friday piggybacking atop a Boeing 747 and made a dramatic flight along the Hudson River past the Statue of Liberty to the delight of observers.

Nation

KK airport diverts nine flights due to blackout

KOTA KINABALU: A power malfunction at the Kota Kinabalu Interna­tional Airport runway forced nine aircraft to either re-route or hover above the city’s airspace before they were allowed to land.

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Drone strike kills four suspected militants in Pakistan

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Reuters) - A U.S. drone strike killed four suspected militants in Pakistan's North Waziristan tribal region near the Afghan border on Sunday, intelligence officials and witnesses said, the first strike in almost a month.

Community

MASwings deal with Sarawak, Sabah nearly done

KUCHING: The Sarawak and Sabah state governments aim to close the deal on their majority stakes in regional airline MASwings by the end of this year.

World

White House - U.S. drone killings legal to combat threats

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. campaign of drone strikes to kill militants in other countries is legal under international law, President Barack Obama's counterterrorism adviser insisted on Monday in a rare public admission and justification of the controversial tactic.

World

Western authorities fear militants will carry implanted bombs

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. and allied officials said they are increasingly concerned that doctors working with al Qaeda's Yemen-based affiliate will implant bombs inside living militants in order to try to circumvent airport security measures and bring down aircraft.