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North Korea Fires Short-Range Missile Into Sea of Japan, Its 9th Launch This Year

North Korea fired a short-range ballistic missile off its east coast Monday, which appears to have landed in Japan's maritime economic zone, South Korean and Japanese officials say.
The news of North Korea's missile firing is broadcast at Seoul Train Station in South Korea on Monday. / Lee Jin-man / Shutterstock.com

North Korea fired a short-range ballistic missile off its east coast on Monday into the Sea Of Japan, South Korean and Japanese officials say, its ninth launch

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