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S Korea on alert for missile test

South Korea and the US remain on high alert for a North Korean missile test. Pyongyang has stationed as many as five medium-range missiles on its east coast, according to defence assessments made by Washington and Seoul.

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Russia: 'Unacceptable to spread military hysteria'

Russia's foreign minister Sergey Lavrov said it was "unacceptable to spread military hysteria" as tensions heighten on the Korean peninsula.

Russia's ministry of foreign affairs tweeted:

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