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North Korea fires another missile, heightens tensions on the Korean Peninsula

North Korea fired another missile into waters off the east coast of the Korean peninsula on Thursday morning, South Korean officials said, raising tensions in the area amid a series of of demonstrations of military might this week.

The new release comes shortly after another provocative act by the Asian country. On Tuesday, the North Koreans fired a ballistic missile that passed over Japan – the first in five years – prompting Tokyo to urge residents to take refuge.

The United States and South Korea responded with missile launches and drills around the peninsula on Tuesday and Wednesday.

The case also comes hours after a Security Council meeting at the United Nations (UN) headquarters in New York about its nuclear ambitions.

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Source: CNN Brasil

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