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North Korea fires short-range missiles after UN sanctions

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PYONGYANG — North Korea has fired short-range missiles into the sea off its eastern coast on Thursday, South Korea`s Defence Ministry said, hours after the UN Security Council imposed tough new sanctions on Pyongyang.

The ministry said six projectiles with an apparent range of 100-150 kilometers (60-90 miles) were fired into the East Sea (Sea of Japan) at 10:00am (0100 GMT).

Spokesman Moon Sang-Gyun said the ministry was still analysing whether they were short-range missiles or rockets.

“The South Korean military is monitoring any additional movements from the North,” he added.

North Korea regularly fires missiles or rockets to show its displeasure with any perceived slight by its neighbours or the wider international community.

The sanctions imposed by the UN Security Council late Wednesday were the toughest to date on North Korea which conducted its fourth nuclear test on January 6 and a long-range rocket launch last month.

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Lightning strike kills woman in Saptari

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RAJBIRAJ — A woman was killed when lightning struck her in the field at Bishnupur Rural Municipality-6 in Saptari district on Saturday evening.

The victim is 50-year-old Keshari Devi Yadav, wife of Shailendra Kumar Yadav, Superintendent of Police Mukesh Kumar Singh said. She was struck by thunderbolt while picking up lentils in the field.

Another woman, Rinku Yadav who had gone together with Keshari to harvest lentil, has been injured in the incident. She is being treated at the Gajendra Narayan Singh Sagarmatha Zone Hospital at Rajbiraj.

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