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North Korea's Latest Missile Test Rattles Global Markets

The Democratic People's Republic of Korea fired another missile over Japan

The Democratic People's Republic of Korea has fired another missile over Japan, the Pentagon confirmed Thursday evening.

North Korea launched an intermediate range ballistic missile at 11:57 a.m. Hawaii time, according to a statement from Cmdr. Dave Benham, Director of Media Operation at U.S. Pacific Command. The missile originated in Sunan, North Korea and landed in the Pacific Ocean east of Japan.

The statement added that the launch posed no threat to North America or Guam but "we continue to monitor North Korea's actions closely."

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The details were similar to those published by Japanese public broadcaster NHK World, which stated that a ballistic missile launched from North Korea landed in the Pacific, about 1,250 miles off the coast of Erimo in Hokkaido, which is 800 miles from Tokyo, at 7:12 a.m. local time. The South Korean military confirmed similar details of a launch from Pyongyang Thursday, according toSouth Korea's Yonhap News Agency.

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