North Korea sends missile soaring over Japan

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North Korea sends missile soaring over Japan

North Korea conducted its longest-ever weapons test on Tuesday.

According to Yahoo news, a nuclear-capable ballistic missile flew over Japan which could possibly could reach the U.S. Pacific territory of Guam and beyond – forcing the Japanese government to issue evacuation alerts and halt trains.

The South Korean and U.S. militaries responded by launching fighter jets which fired weapons at a target off South Korea’s west coast in a show of strength against North Korea.

The North Korean missile launch was its most provocative weapons demonstration this year, as it pushes to develop a fully fledged nuclear arsenal capable of threatening the U.S. mainland and its allies with the goal of wresting concessions from those countries.