North Korea fires long-range missile into sea in protest at military drills set to be staged by South Korea and US


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A North Korean missile landed in the Sea of Japan this morning after Pyongyang threatened an "unprecedented" response to Western allies' rumoured military drills in the region. The long-range ballistic missile was fired at 5.22pm (8.28am UK time) from Pyongyang's international airport, South Korean army officials said. The rocket landed around 125 miles (201km) west of northwestern Oshima Island, according to Tokyo's vice minister for defence Toshiro Ino, and within Japan's exclusive economic zone (EEZ). Image: Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida confirmed the launch at a news conference in Tokyo. Pic: AP North Korea had vowed "unprecedently" strong action against...