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North Korea likely tested a weapon that could start a Second Korean War
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[UPDATED] (see summary with new information since yesterday)
North Korea fired several short-range missiles into the sea off its east coast early on Saturday, South Korea and the U.S. military said, as the two allies conducted annual joint military drills that the North denounces as preparation for war. (article 5) The test came just days after senior U.S. officials praised North Korea and Kim Jong Un for showing restraint in not firing any missiles since late July. (article 5) The U.S. Pacific Command has revised its assessment of the latest North Korean missile launches, saying the first and third projectiles did not fail in flight. (article 7) Japan will impose additional sanctions against North Korea following the reclusive country's repeated missile launches and unresolved abduction issue, its top government spokesman said on Friday. (article 9) The Treasury Department sanctioned 10 firms and six individuals this week for facilitating North Korea's proliferation activities, illicit financial transactions, and sanctions evasion. (article 10) Russian nuclear-capable strategic bombers have flown a rare mission around the Korean peninsula at the same time as the United States and South Korea conduct joint military exercises that have infuriated Pyongyang. (article 8) A newly-released State Department report describes a gruesome picture of human rights abuses in North Korea, including citizens being " arrested, beaten, tortured or killed because of their religious beliefs. (article 11)

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    Source articles
    1. Naval accidents no setback to South China Sea operations, U.S. Pacific Air Chief says (Reuters, 08/25/2017, 426 words)
    2. North Korea likely tested a weapon that could start a Second Korean War (FOX News, 08/27/2017, 844 words)
    3. North Korea an Aggressor? A Reality Check (pravdareport.com, 08/27/2017, 2307 words)
    4. North Korea uses multiple-rocket launcher to test missiles (bostonglobe.com, 08/26/2017, 808 words)
    5. North Korea tests short-range missiles as South Korea, U.S. conduct drills (Reuters, 08/26/2017, 846 words)
    6. North Korea missile tests didn't fail, US military says in revised report (FOX News, 08/25/2017, 716 words)
    7. The Latest: US revises assessment of N. Korea launch (abcnews.go.com, 08/26/2017, 418 words)
    8. Russian nuclear bombers fly near North Korea in rare show of force (Reuters, 08/25/2017, 567 words)
    9. Japan says to impose additional sanctions against North Korea (Reuters, 08/25/2017, 329 words)
    10. North Korea sanctions are finally getting serious (FOX News, 08/25/2017, 1198 words)
    11. North Koreans tortured and killed over religious beliefs, new State Department report says (FOX News, 08/24/2017, 633 words)
    12. Fox News (FOX News, 08/25/2017, 380 words)
    13. Canadian pastor escaped execution due to foreign citizenship: CBC (Reuters, 08/27/2017, 277 words)




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