North Korea conducts ‘largest-ever’ nuclear test

September 10, 2016 2:22 AM

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North Korea conducts ‘largest-ever’ nuclear test

* Seismic monitors detect a 5.3-magnitude ‘artificial earthquake’ near North’s Punggye-ri nuclear test site, with ‘almost identical patterns’ to previous detonations

PYONGYANG/SEOUL: North Korea said it has hit the button on its fifth and potentially most powerful nuclear test Friday morning, claiming to have successfully detonated a nuclear warhead that could be mounted on ballistic rockets.

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