North Korea launches another ‘ballistic missile’ as Japan residents ‘evacuate’

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    North Korea has launched yet another "ballistic missile" towards Japan today (Wednesday, November 2).

    Alerts have been issued in Japan urging people to "evacuate inside a building or underground" with Japanese TV broadcasting national alerts.

    A bulletin from NHK World-Japan says: "It is believed to have passed through the Pacific Ocean. If you find a suspicious object, do not approach it and immediately contact the police or fire department."

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    It states that "Miyagi Prefecture, Yamagata Prefecture, Niigata Prefecture" are three target areas that are to be alerted amid the recent missile strike.

    According to the Ministry of Defence, "The ballistic missile launched from North Korea earlier appears to have already fallen.

    "Vessels should pay attention to future information, and if they find falling objects, do not approach and report relevant information to the Japan Coast Guard."

    The South Korean Joint Chiefs of Staff said that Kim Jong-un's hermit nation fired an "unknown ballistic missile" into the Sea of Japan this evening.

    It comes after North Korea launched a staggering 10 missiles from both its eastern and western coasts last night, leading South Korea to fire three rockets back in retaliation.

    There are also now rumours linking Kim Jong-un to his despotic counterpart in Russia.

    Earlier today the White House accused North Korea of "covertly supplying" a "significant" number of artillery shells to Russia to support Putin's faltering invasion of Ukraine.

    National Security Council spokesman John Kirby said the US believes Kim Jong-un "is trying to make it appear as though they're being sent to countries in the Middle East or North Africa".

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