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NKorea Fires Ballistic Missile Over Japan: Report


Nuclear-armed North Korea fired a ballistic missile over Japan on Tuesday, South Korea's military and the Japanese government said, in a major escalation by Pyongyang amid tensions over its weapons ambitions.

The missile fell into the Pacific Ocean off Hokkaido, the Japanese government said.

No North Korean missile had overflown Japan for years, and the launch came after a strained period on the peninsula following Pyongyang's testing of two intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) last month that appeared to bring much of the US mainland within reach.

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Japan Could Legally Intercept A Guam-Bound NKorea Missile: Report

Japan could legally intercept a North Korean missile headed towards Guam, Defence Minister Itsunori Onodera said on Thursday in remarks reported by Kyodo news service.

Onodera told a lower house of parliament committee that Japan would be allowed to hit a missile headed towards the U.S. Pacific territory if it was judged to be an existential threat to Japan, Kyodo said. This is a reiteration of the Japanese government's position.

Experts say Japan does not currently have the capability to shoot down a missile flying over its territory headed for Guam.

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US flies bombers over Korean peninsula after North Korea missile test

US flies bombers over Korean peninsula after North Korea missile test

The United States flew two B-1B bombers over the Korean peninsulain a show of force after recent North Korean missile tests, the US Air Force said in a statement on Sunday.

North Korea said it conducted another successful test of an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) on Friday that proved its ability to strike America's mainland, drawing a sharp warning from US President Donald Trump.

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North Korea Claims Test Of The 'Perfect Weapon System'

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Analysts say North Korea is making rapid progress toward being able to strike the U.S.

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un celebrated a test of the "perfect weapon system" after his engineers launched what they said was a new kind of intermediate-range ballistic missile system capable of carrying "a large-size heavy nuclear warhead."

The missile, launched Sunday morning, appeared to show substantial progress toward developing an intercontinental ballistic missile that can reach the mainland United States, U.S. rocket scientists said.

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