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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US official: Missile tests pushed back until next month

US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel decided on Friday to push back the testing of Minuteman 3 missiles until next month to avoid exacerbating the North Korea crisis, an unnamed senior official has said.

The Associated Press said the test was not connected to the US and South Korean military exercises in the region which have stoked North Korean anger and ramped up the rhetoric coming out of the nation.

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