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North Korea fires suspected ballistic missile, Japan says



North Korea on Sunday launched a "suspected ballistic missile," Japan's Ministry of Defence reported.

The news follows a flurry of missile tests by North Korea, including the launch of a long-range ballistic missile last Thursday as leaders from South Korea and Japan met in Tokyo.

The Japan Coast Guard said in a statement published at 11.20am local time that the missile launched on Sunday appeared to have landed.

It cautioned all vessels to await further information; to not approach fallen objects; and to report anything suspicious.

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