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    John Kerry lands in Seoul as tensions simmer

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    John Kerry, the US secretary of state, has arrived in South Korea as tension with its northern neighbour continues.

    Kerry's three-day visit, which began on Friday, will also take him to China and Tokyo.

    The trip comes as Washington tries to press China to deliver a "tough" message to North Korea to rein in its nuclear programme and belligerent rhetoric, a US official said.

    Al Jazeera's Marga Ortigas reports.