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N Korea at crossroads

North Korea appears to have fired cruise missiles

South Korea's military assesses the launches to determine the nature of the projectiles

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un attends a meeting of the politburo of the ruling Workers' Party in Pyongyang on Jan. 19. (KCNA via Reuters) 

SEOUL (Reuters) -- North Korea fired what appeared to be two cruise missiles into the sea off its east coast on Tuesday, South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff said, days after a flurry of ballistic missile tests.

South Korea's military is assessing the launches to determine the nature of the projectiles, it said.

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