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ABC News Australia: North Korea fires missile after warning of response to upcoming drills by South Korea and United States 

North Korea has launched a long-range ballistic missile into the sea off Japan’s west coast after warning of a strong response to upcoming military drills by South Korea and the United States. 

Japanese authorities said the missile plunged into waters inside Japan’s exclusive economic zone on Saturday more than an hour after it was launched, suggesting the weapon was one of Pyongyang’s largest missiles. 

 Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kisihda said the missile appeared to have been an ICBM-class, referring to an intercontinental ballistic missile.  

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North Korea Fires Long-Range Ballistic Missile Into The Sea Off Japan’s West Coast


North Korea confirms it tested ICBM, touts ‘fatal nuclear counterattack’ capabilities, article with video — Reuters

North Korea fires missile as US, S. Korea prepare for drills — AP

North Korea has fired ballistic missile off east coast, South Korea says — The Guardian/Reuters

North Korea test-fires ICBM as US and South Korea prepare joint drills — France 24

North Korea fires long-range ballistic missile into sea — DW

N Korea fires missile after threatening retaliation — BBC

North Korea says it tested ICBM in surprise drill — CNN