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N Korea at crossroads

North Korea again fires apparent ballistic missile: Japan

Pyongyang's provocations continue following earlier launches

People watch a TV report on North Korea's firing of three ballistic missiles into the sea in Seoul.    © Reuters

TOKYO (Kyodo) -- North Korea on Thursday launched what appears to be a ballistic missile, the Japanese government said.

The projectile is believed to have already fallen, according to the Japan Coast Guard.

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