Report: North Korea fires short-range missile

March 29, 2016 10:03 AM

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North Korea has fired a short-range missile into the Sea of Japan, South Korean media reported Tuesday.

The report, by the Yonhap news agency, came amid increasing tensions with Pyongyang over repeated missiles tests, a nuclear test and a long-range rocket launch this year. The moves sparked new sanctions by the U.S., the United Nations and South Korea.

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