Governments around the world have condemned North Korea for conducting its third nuclear test since 2006. Pyongyang confirmed the test hours after seismic sensors registered a possible underground explosion.
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North Korea has test fired two short-range missiles off the east coast of the Korean peninsula, South Korean media has reported. Meanwhile Pyongyang has agreed to release detained Australian missionary John Short.
The annual joint military drills between the US and South Korea have begun. North Korea sees them as a provocation, calling them rehearsals for an invasion, but has toned down its rhetoric.
US and South Korean troops have kicked off joint military exercises. Pyongyang has protested but it wasn’t immediately clear what effect this would have on a recent thawing of relations between the North and South.
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