This picture taken on May 14, 2017 and released from North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un (3rd R) inspecting a ballistic rocket at an undisclosed location.

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This picture taken on May 14, 2017 and released from North Korea’s official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un (3rd R) inspecting a ballistic rocket at an undisclosed location.

North Korea launched a missile on Tuesday, with the Japan Defense Ministry saying it might land in Japan’s exclusive economic zone (EEZ), Reuters reported, citing Japanese broadcaster NHK.

On its website, South Korean state news agency Yonhap cited South Korea’s military as saying it was an unidentified ballistic missile, launched from a location near the North’s border with China at 9:40 a.m. local time.

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