North Korea fires potential hypersonic missile towards sea, South Korea says


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South Korea has said North Korea may have launched a hypersonic missile towards the North's east coast. South Korea's joint chief of staffs said the launch on Wednesday morning originated from Pyongyang and appeared to fail before landing in the sea. The country initially thought North Korea had launched a ballistic missile. Japan's defence ministry said the missile had reached an altitude of about 100km (62 miles) and covered a range of more than 200km (124 miles) before falling outside the country's exclusive economic zone - an area of sea that a country claims the rights over to conduct economic...