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    North Korea Fires New Missile Over Japan in Latest Provocation

    North Korea has fired a missile over Japan into the Pacific Ocean, traveling higher and further than the previous missile launch on August 29, according to reports from South Korean and Japanese officials. The launch came just hours after North Korea threatened to sink Japan and reduce the U.S. to “ashes and darkness” for leading Monday’s round of increased U.N. sanctions. Japanese officials have described the most recent launch as an “excessive provocation.”


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