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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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North Korea 'not preparing nuclear test in near future'

North Korea does not appear to be preparing for a fourth nuclear test in the near future, South Korea's defence minister said. A spokesman for the ministry said:

We found there had been no unusual movements that indicated it wanted to carry out a nuclear test.

Earlier another South Korean minister said there was an indication that North Korea was preparing for a fourth test, but the minister then said he "misspoke."

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