Tuesday 29 August 2017

BREAKING NEWS: North Korea fires missile over Japan

North Korea fires ‘unidentified projectile’ which passes over Japan

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28 August, 2017

Pyongyang has launched a missile which, according to the Japanese government, passed over northern Japan.
The Japanese government activated its J-Alert warning system after North Korea fired an unidentified missile early Tuesday morning.

The North Korean missile passed over Japanese territory around 6:06am local time, Reuters reports. The Japanese military did not attempt to shoot down the missile but warned people to take precautions.

Meanwhile, South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff said Pyongyang fired a “projectile... in the direction of the East Sea (Sea of Japan) at 5:57am,” according to Yonhap. It added that the American and S. Korean militaries are now analyzing the latest North Korean missile launch.


北,평양순안 일대서 동해 방향 발사체 발사(3보)

North Korea Fires Three Missiles - Overflew Japan!

North Korea has launched three missiles which overflew Japan sovereign territory, and landed east of Hokkaido in the ocean.

Japanese citizens received Missile Alerts telling them to take cover.

This is a developing story, check back for updates.

0558 Launch
0606 Hokkaido fly-over
0612 Land in Pacific 1,180km off Hollaido coast
(All times JST)

From CNN

And from RT


Asian shares were mostly lower Tuesday, as the region was rattled by a ballistic missile launch in which the projectile flew over Japan and fell into the Pacific Ocean.

KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 fell 0.6 percent to 19,331.50, while Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 dipped nearly 1.0 percent to 5,653.60 in early trading. South Korea’s Kospi lost 1.4 percent to 2,337.88. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng shed 0.2 percent to 27,802.15, while the Shanghai Composite inched up nearly 0.2 percent to 3,367.99.

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