This undated file photo released by North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on July 21, 2016 shows a missile fired during a drill by Hwasong artillery units of the Strategic Force of the Korean People's Army. North Korea on August 3, 2016 test-fired a ballistic missile towards the Sea of Japan, South Korea said. (Image credit: AFP/KCNA/KNS/Republic of Korea)

Missile fired by North Korea lands near Japan waters

Seoul: North Korea launched a ballistic missile on Wednesday that landed in or near Japanese-controlled waters for the first time, the latest in a series of launches by the isolated country in defiance of United Nations Security Council resolutions.

The main body of the missile landed in Japan's economic exclusion zone, a Japanese defence official said, escalating regional tensions that were already high after a series of missile launches this year and the decision by the United States to place a...Read more...