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North Korea launches another missile


North Korea has launched another short-range missile off its east-coast on Friday, further raising international tensions. The move comes as Pyongyang threatened to take more what it calls ‘‘self-defence measures’‘ if the UN punished it for its nuclear test earlier this week.

South Korea and other regional powers are holding their breath to see what the increasingly aggressive regime of Kim Jong-il may do next. This week the US re-affirmed its military commitment to Seoul and urged Pyongyang to back away from confrontation.

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