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Latest News Wires Asian allies look to Obama for assurance in island disputes

With an eye on the Ukraine crisis, President Barack Obama will visit Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, and the Philippines, all which have territorial disputes with China over islands in the South and East China Seas.The US has sternly warned China against using military force. 

By Julie PaceAP White House Correspondent / April 19, 2014

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As President Barack Obama travels through Asia this coming week, he will find a region that's warily watching the crisis in Ukraine through the prism of its own territorial tensions with China.