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North Korea missile test 'absolutely intolerable'

North Korea has fired a ballistic missile into the sea off its east coast. It is the first such launch since Donald Trump became US president.

North Korea has fired a ballistic missile into the sea off its east coast. It is the first such launch since Donald Trump became US president.

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"The strongest warning to North Korea" - Seoul welcomes US support

The new US Defence Secretary has warned North Korea there will be an "effective and overwhelming" response if it chooses to use a nuclear weapon. Speaking at the start of a two-day visit to South Kore

The new US Defence Secretary has warned North Korea there will be an "effective and overwhelming" response if it chooses to use a nuclear weapon. Speaking at the start of a two-day visit to South Kore

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Trump takes to Twitter to talk tough on North Korea

The North Korean leader said on Sunday that his nation was close to testing an intercontinental ballistic missile

The North Korean leader said on Sunday that his nation was close to testing an intercontinental ballistic missile

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''Let it be an arms race'', says President-elect Donald Trump

Donald Trump has reportedly said ‘‘let it be an arms race,’‘ the day after he called for the US to strengthen and expand its nuclear capability.

Donald Trump has reportedly said ‘‘let it be an arms race,’‘ the day after he called for the US to strengthen and expand its nuclear capability.

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South Korea says North ready for new nuclear test

The United States is reportedly planning to fly one of its bombers over South Korea tomorrow in a show of force against the North following Friday’s fifth nuclear…

The United States is reportedly planning to fly one of its bombers over South Korea tomorrow in a show of force against the North following Friday’s fifth nuclear…

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US may impose unilateral sanctions on North Korea

The US Special Representative to Pyongyang made the statement after meeting Japanese foreign ministry officials in Tokyo.

The US Special Representative to Pyongyang made the statement after meeting Japanese foreign ministry officials in Tokyo.

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UN seeks new sanctions on North Korea after nuclear test

The United Nations has strongly condemned North Korea’s fifth and most powerful nuclear test to date, agreeing immediately to draw up significant new sanctions.

The United Nations has strongly condemned North Korea’s fifth and most powerful nuclear test to date, agreeing immediately to draw up significant new sanctions.

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North Korea conducts its fifth and largest nuclear test

Ttate television said the test elevated the country's nuclear arsenal and was part of its response to international sanctions following its earlier nuclear test and long-range rocket launch in January

Ttate television said the test elevated the country's nuclear arsenal and was part of its response to international sanctions following its earlier nuclear test and long-range rocket launch in January

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North Korea guilty of "maniacal recklessness" - Seoul

International reaction to news of North Korea's suspected fifth nuclear test, the largest to date, has been swift and condemnatory.

International reaction to news of North Korea's suspected fifth nuclear test, the largest to date, has been swift and condemnatory.

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North Korea suspected of conducting fifth nuclear test

North Korea is suspected of conducting its fifth nuclear bomb test after a huge seismic shock was detected near the country’s Punggye-Ri atomic site.

North Korea is suspected of conducting its fifth nuclear bomb test after a huge seismic shock was detected near the country’s Punggye-Ri atomic site.

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Kazakhstan: striving for nuclear disarmament

1.5 million people in Kazakhstan bear scars and deformities from years of nuclear testing but now something is being done about it

1.5 million people in Kazakhstan bear scars and deformities from years of nuclear testing but now something is being done about it

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The Kazakh role in ridding the world of nuclear weapons

Reflect on what you know about Kazakhstan and your list is likely to include oil, Sacha Baron Cohen’s fictional character Borat or the fact the country has a space launch…

Reflect on what you know about Kazakhstan and your list is likely to include oil, Sacha Baron Cohen’s fictional character Borat or the fact the country has a space launch…

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Ceremony marks anniversary of Nagasaki atomic bomb

The Japanese city of Nagasaki marked the 71st anniversary of its atomic bombing on Tuesday, as the local mayor called on the world to abolish nuclear weapons.

The Japanese city of Nagasaki marked the 71st anniversary of its atomic bombing on Tuesday, as the local mayor called on the world to abolish nuclear weapons.

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Iran hangs nuclear scientist over US 'treason'

Iran has executed a nuclear scientist accused of providing the US with information about the country's nuclear programme.

Iran has executed a nuclear scientist accused of providing the US with information about the country's nuclear programme.

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Britain to hold vote on Trident nuclear deterrent

David Cameron has said he will hold a parliamentary vote later this month over whether to renew Britain’s nuclear deterrent.

David Cameron has said he will hold a parliamentary vote later this month over whether to renew Britain’s nuclear deterrent.

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Fewer nuclear weapons but a far cry from disarmament

The nine “nuclear states” are reducing the number of warheads but there is a new race to modernize the nuclear arsenal.

The nine “nuclear states” are reducing the number of warheads but there is a new race to modernize the nuclear arsenal.

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Peace and protest in Hiroshima

Thousands gather to witness the first visit by an incumbent US president to the site of the world's first atomic bombing at Hiroshima.

Thousands gather to witness the first visit by an incumbent US president to the site of the world's first atomic bombing at Hiroshima.