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South Korea says North Korea fires another missile

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SEOUL – North Korea has fired ballistic missile off its east coast, South Korea’s military says, hours after local leaders and the United States warned Pyongyang to end its provocations.

South Korea’s Defense Ministry said the missile was fired from the eastern city of Sondok around 12:45pm local time on Friday.

It was a short-go surface to air missile, an official at the office of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said, adding the military was trying to determine the range.

The launch came hours after US President Barack Obama joined South Korean President Park Geun-hye and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe vowing to add pressure on the North for its recent activities.

The three leaders, meeting on the sidelines of a nuclear security summit in Washington, recommitted their countries to each others’ defence and warned they could take further steps to counter threats from Pyongyang.

Mr Obama held separate talks with President Xi Jinping of China, the closest North Korea has to an ally, and said they both wanted to see “full implementation” of the latest UN sanctions against Pyongyang.

North Korea has fired a string of missiles in recent weeks including a long-range rocket in February that launched an object in space.

North Korea conducted its fourth nuclear test on January 6, leading to new Security Council sanctions in early March. South Korea and the United States have imposed separate sanctions.

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One shot dead at Duhabi

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INARUWA—A person was shot dead nearby Jayababa Brick Kiln at Duhabi Municiplaity-9 in Sunsari district.

Jayababa Brick Kiln, Supervisor Fida Hussain, 50, a local, was shot dead, confirmed Sub Inspector Gyanendra Prasad Phuyal.

Eyewitness said that two people borne out in a motorbike in black clothes had shot at Hussain.

He was shot down while he was with his wife on morning walk.

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