Nuclear test sanction threat

The United Nations says it "strongly condemns" North Korea's nuclear test. The United States is calling for an increase in sanctions against the communist state.

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Japan to hold national security meeting

Japan's government will hold a national security council meeting following reports of seismic activity in North Korea that may indicate that Pyongyang has conducted a third nuclear test, public broadcaster NHK said.

North Korea, which is banned under United Nations Security Council resolutions from developing nuclear and missile technology, has not yet issued a statement.

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