Speculation rife North Korea could launch missile today

There is speculation that North Korea could launch a missile today - perhaps aimed at Japan.

Talking to senior diplomats there is a sense is that if the missile trajectory shows it will land harmlessly in sea then it won't be shot down

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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.