US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel has announced plans to bolster US missile defences in response to a growing nuclear threat from North Korea.
14 interceptors will be added to a missile defence site in Alaska by 2017 and a radar tracking station will be deployed in Japan.
"The reason that we're doing what we're doing ... is to not take any chances, is to stay ahead of the threat," Hagel said.
More top news
Comedian Peter Kay has said he is "thrilled" to star in a adaptation of broadcaster Danny Baker's autobiography.
MPs have warned of legal loopholes are allowing police to store photographs of innocent people to use with facial recognition systems.
One of the great tragedies of the First World War is the number of youths who lied about their age to enlist particularly in the Royal Navy.