28 Aug '17, 9pm

#BREAKING | South Korea media says North Korea fired unidentified missile toward Japan:

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea fired a missile that flew over Japan on Tuesday, the Pentagon said. It was the second launch in three days, raising tensions over the communist state’s nuclear weapons program. The Japanese government issued an alert for residents in some prefectures to take cover. The missile was launched eastward from an area in Pyongyang, the Yonhap News Agency quoted South Korea’s military as saying. “We can confirm that the missile launched by North Korea flew over Japan,” Pentagon spokesman Col. Rob Manning said in an email. He said the military was still assessing the details. Japan has confirmed that North Korea launched a missile toward the northeastern direction from its western coast around 5:58 a.m. this morning, said Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga during a news conference immediately after the launch. Officials believe the miss...

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