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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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Ban Ki-Moon: North Korea 'cannot go on like this'

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon warned North Korea that a further nuclear test would be a "provocative measure." In a news conference in the Hague, he said:

The DPRK cannot go on like this, confronting and challenging the authority of the Security Council and directly challenging the whole international community.

He also said he was aware of possible preparations for a nuclear test, but had no specific information.

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