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Obama reassures Japan, other allies on China as Asia trip begins

Posted on the April 23rd, 2014 under General News by

President Obama watches South Korean President Park Geun-hye and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe move to their seats at the opposite ends of the tableBy Linda Sieg and Elaine Lies TOKYO (Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama has said Washington welcomes China's rise but that engagement with Beijing would not come at the expense of its Asian allies – as Chinese state media greeted his arrival in the region with a broadside accusing the United States of wanting to "cage" the emerging superpower. The reassuring remarks aimed at Japan and other allies, set against a robust commentary from China's state news agency Xinhua that also called the United States "myopic", demonstrate the delicate balancing act Obama faces on a week-long Asia tour. Obama arrived in Tokyo on Wednesday at the start of a four-nation trip that comes at a time of rising tension in the region, and as the United States urges Japan's unpredictable neighbor North Korea not to conduct another nuclear test.



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In Tulsa, Combining Preschool With Help For Parents

Posted on the April 23rd, 2014 under General News by

One nonprofit in Tulsa has flipped the script on preschool. The Community Action Project says its premise simple: To help kids, it says, you often have to help their parents.

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Violent crime ‘continues to fall’

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Violent crime is continuing a long-term fall in England and Wales, according to annual figures from NHS hospitals.
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South Korea ferry toll hits 150 as search gets tougher – Indian Express

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South Korea ferry toll hits 150 as search gets tougher
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U.S. Clears Egypt For Some Military Assistance

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The Obama administration said Tuesday it has certified that Egypt is upholding its 35-year-old peace treaty with Israel and therefore qualifies for some military and counterterrorism assistance.

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Obama reassures Japan, other allies on China ahead of visit

Posted on the April 23rd, 2014 under General News by

U.S. President Obama gets ready to depart Andrews Air Force Base outside Washington for his visit to AsiaBy Linda Sieg and Elaine Lies TOKYO (Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama has said Washington welcomes China's rise but that engagement with Beijing would not come at the expense of its Asian allies – as Chinese state media greeted his imminent arrival in the region with a broadside accusing the United States of wanting to "cage" the emerging superpower. Obama's remarks, aimed at reassuring Japan and other allies, set against a robust commentary from China's state news agency Xinhua that also called the United States "myopic", demonstrate the delicate balancing act Obama faces on a week-long Asia tour. The four-nation trip that starts in Tokyo later on Wednesday comes at a time of rising tension in the region, and as the United States urges Japan's unpredictable neighbor North Korea not to conduct another nuclear test.



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Divers feel with their hands for corpses in cold depths of South Korean ferry

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A family member of missing passengers, who were on South Korean ferry Sewol which sank in the sea off Jindo, looks at the list of fatalities at a port in JindoBy Ju-min Park SEOUL (Reuters) – The confirmed death toll from a sunken South Korean ferry is rising faster as divers penetrate the dark, cold waters inside, feeling for children's bodies with their hands as they swim through a maze of cabins, corridors and upturned decks. "We are trained for hostile environments, but it's hard to be brave when we meet bodies in dark water," diver Hwang Dae-sik told Reuters. Of the 476 passengers and crew on board, 339 were children and teachers on a high school outing.



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