International condemnation hasn't put North Korea off celebrating its successful rocket launch on Wednesday. Pyongyang believes the launch is evidence that North Korea is a world power.
North Korea has fired dozens of artillery shells into the sea near its disputed maritime border with the south. The live-fire drill comes a day after it launched two ballistic missiles from a base near the border.
Pyongyang fired two short-range ballistic missiles into the East Sea on Sunday, according to South Korea's military. It comes a day after the North condemned a planned joint naval exercise between the US and South Korea.
Chinese President Xi Jinping has met with his South Korean counterpart for talks, seen by some as a snub to China's long-standing ally North Korea. Pyongyang staged a series of rocket tests in the run up to the meeting.
North Korea has announced that it has successfully tested a new guided missile. Pyongyang hailed the move as a "breakthrough" in the country's defense capabilities.
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