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North Korea Crisis

North Korea's nuclear weapons program since 1984

First missile test in more than two months reaches highest altitude yet

| North Korea

TOKYO -- North Korea launched another missile in the early hours of Wednesday, breaking a more than two-month pause on major provocations.

What is believed to have been an intercontinental ballistic missile soared higher than any of North Korea's previous missiles -- an estimated 4,500km -- before splitting into several pieces as it fell into the Sea of Japan.

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