North Korea fires suspected ballistic missile into sea

North Korea has fired a suspected ballistic missile off its east coast, its first known test since June. It came after a US aircraft carrier arrived in South Korea to participate in joint drills. The US Vice President Kamala Harris is due to visit South Korea in the coming days. Pyongyang passed a law declaring itself to be a nuclear weapons state earlier this month, with leader Kim Jong-un ruling out the possibility of talks on denuclearisation. Pyongyang conducted six nuclear tests between 2006 and 2017, despite widespread sanctions.

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