North Korea Launches Missile Over Japan

North Korea has fired a ballistic missile over northern Japan for the second time in less than a month. The unidentified ballistic missile was launched from the district of Sunan in the North Korean capital of Pyongyang, home to the country’s main airport. The missile flew about 3,700 kilometers (2,300 miles) and reached an altitude of 770 kilometers (480) miles. It landed in the Pacific Ocean. The US Pacific Command said its initial assessment indicated that North Korea had fired an intermediate-range ballistic missile. There were conflicting reports from Japan on the type of missile fired, though the government stressed that analysis was ongoing. North Korea’s last missile test, on August 29, was also fired from near the Pyongyang airport and overflew northern Japan. US President Donald Trump has been briefed on the launch. Details are still coming in on this breaking news story.

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