Marines stationed aboard a Philippine ship grounded on a disputed reef, the Second Thomas Shoal, take part in a flag ceremony on 29 March 2014
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Obama heads to Philippines on final leg of Asia tour

US President Barack Obama arrives in the Philippines shortly on the final leg of his Asia tour, as the two sides signed a military co-operation deal.

The accord, signed in Manila, allows a bigger US military presence in the South East Asian nation.

It comes with Manila embroiled in a bitter territorial dispute with Beijing over parts of the South China Sea.

Rupert Wingfield-Hayes reports.

  • 28 Apr 2014
  • From the section Asia
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