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    North Korea Fails Latest Missile Launch

    Not with a bang, but a whimper. According to South Korean and American military intelligence, Pyongyang unsuccessfully fired a projectile that appears to have exploded seconds after launch. This test comes just four days after the country announced a new rocket engine capable of deploying long-range missiles, in a ramp-up thought to be retaliation for annual U.S.-South Korean military exercises. Meanwhile, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said last week that no option, including a pre-emptive strike, is off the table to curb North Korea’s nuclear ambitions.

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