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North Korea: Pyongyang Launches Its Longest-Range Missile Yet

Nov 28, 2017 | 22:04 GMT

After a 75-day hiatus in testing, North Korea launched an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) at around 3 a.m. on Nov. 29. The device was launched from Sain Ni near Pyongyang and flew a distance of 960 kilometers (597 miles) for 50 minutes at an altitude of 4,500 kilometers, according to U.S. and Japanese defense department analysis. It landed in the Sea of Japan, 210 kilometers off the west coast of Aomori prefecture and inside Japan's exclusive economic zone. Unconfirmed reports suggest that the projectile broke into three pieces before landing in the water. Shortly after the test, South Korean forces carried out a precision-strike missile exercise -- a common practice after North Korean tests....

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