North Korea keeps world on edge with more weapons tests

Trigger happy North Korea has test-fired a ballistic missile, but authorities say it appears to have failed.

The missile was launched from a region north of capital Pyongyang, in what appears to be a clear defiance of pressure from the US and China.

It’s believed the missile blew up just seconds into flight and did not leave North Korean territory.


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The test follows an appearance by US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson at a meeting of the UN Security Council, during which he warned that a failure to curb North Korea’s nuclear and ballistic missile programs could lead to “catastrophic consequences”.

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