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Obama voices solidarity on missing plane on Malaysia visit

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Barack Obama on Saturday became the first sitting US president in nearly 50 years to visit moderate-Muslim Malaysia, where he quickly expressed solidarity with his hosts over the mystery of missing flight MH370. 

US President Barack Obama (R) inspects the Royal Malay Regiment Guard of Honour during a welcoming ceremony at Parliament in Kuala Lumpur on April 26, 2014

Obama touched down on the third leg of a four nation Asia tour designed to showcase his "rebalance" of US resources to the dynamic region, but which has been repeatedly interrupted by foreign policy crises from Ukraine to the Middle East.

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