Wednesday, August 3, 2016
North Korea fires ballistic missile into Japanese waters
The missile was launched off the North's east coast early on Wednesday and travelled about 1,000km (620 miles), one of the North's longest launches to date.
Japanese PM Shinzo Abe said it was a "grave threat" to his country.
The North is barred from developing nuclear and ballistic missile technology by UN resolution.
But it had vowed a "physical response" after the US and South Korea agreed plans to deploy an advanced US missile defence system in South Korea.
The North has carried out repeated missile tests in recent months.
The US Strategic Command said two missiles had been fired simultaneously on Wednesday from Hwanghae province at about 07:50 Seoul time (22:50 GMT Tuesday), but one exploded immediately after launch.