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North Korea missile launch attempt fails, South Korea says

Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - 00:44

South Korea says the North has failed in an attempt to fire a missile from its east coast, the latest in a string of unsuccessful ballistic missile tests by the isolated country. Natasha Howitt reports.

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South Korea says the North has failed in another attempt to fire a missile. This time, they appeared to be launching an intermediate-range Musudan missile, Social Korean media has said. A successful launch of this type could theoretically reach Japanese and U.S. territory. U.S. and South Korean officials say all attempts so far have failed. Japan says it's military is on high alert, and South Korea says it is bracing for further possible provocations. Tension has been high in the region since January when the North conducted a nuclear test. This is the first weapons technology test since a North Korean party congress earlier this month, during which leader Kim Jong Un consolidated his power.

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North Korea missile launch attempt fails, South Korea says

Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - 00:44