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S. Korea military says N. Korea missile launch failed

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<p><span class="caps">REUTERS</span> – The U.S. and South Korean militaries have reported a North Korean missile appeared to have exploded just after it was launched yesterday. </p> <p>The report was made after detecting the latest in a series of weapons tests by the nuclear-armed state that have alarmed the region.</p> <p>It was not clear what type of missile it was. The South Korean defense ministry said it was conducting analysis to determine further details.</p> <p>The increasing frequency of the missile tests has fueled a growing sense of urgency over how to respond to the isolated, unpredictable state.</p> <p>Last week U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson visited Japan, South Korea and China and how to handle North Korea was a major issue in his talks.</p>
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