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North Korean missile fails after a show of strength

By Reuters
16 April 2017   |   5:41 am
A North Korean missile "blew up almost immediately" on its test launch hours before U.S. Vice-President Mike Pence was due in South for talks over the North's increasingly defiant arms program.

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