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    North and South Korea Trade Fire

    They’re at it again. North Korea stirred up trouble today by firing a shell at a South Korean military unit — launching a projectile at the town of Yoencheon, where it was perhaps gunning for a loudspeaker broadcasting anti-North rhetoric. Seoul responded by firing back with 155mm shells and ordering an evacuation of residents along the western border area, a historical flashpoint between the countries. No injuries have been reported, but it’s a troubling development in the tense region, and South Korea has called an emergency meeting to address the situation.

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