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Monday, August 31, 1998 Published at 05:35 GMT 06:35 UK

World: Asia-Pacific

North Korea fires ballistic missile

Japanese and American military officials are seeking more information about a report that North Korea fired a medium-range ballistic missile into the Sea of Japan.

The Japanese Defence Agency, which runs Japan's self-defence forces, said it was told that the missile landed midway between North Korea and north-west Japan.

The area is also close to the Russian far eastern port of Vladivostok.

Correspondents say the missile is likely to be an updated version of North Korea's Rodong-One missile, one of which was test-fired in the same area in 1993.

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