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DPRK nuclear test

DPRK launches another missile: Yonhap

DPRK launched an additional short-range missile from its east coast Tuesday night, South Korea's Yonhap News Agency reported Wednesday. Full story

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DPRK's two nuclear tests

DPRK conducted its second underground nuclear test on Monday morning.The DPRK's official KCNA news agency announced success of the test.

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