US detects failed North Korean ballistic missile launch. 

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Inside library dedicated to North Korea

File photo: A N. Korean soldier looks at S. Korea across the Korean Military Demarcation Line (MDL) separating South and North Korea, on December 28, 2011 in Panmunjom, S. Korea.

What weapons does North Korea have?

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What is the Kaesong industrial complex?
Step inside North Korea’s first beer festival

6th November 1952: Characteristic mushroom shaped cloud begins formation after the first H-Bomb explosion (US) at Eniwetok Atoll in the Pacific. (Photo by Three Lions/Getty Images)

North Korea: What is an ‘H-Bomb’?

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North Korea’s number 2 believed banished by Kim Jong Un

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North Korean defectors struggle to fit in

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Top aide to North Korea’s Kim Jung Un dies in car crash

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The tale of two former North Korean inmates

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North Korean defector says she’s ‘trapped’ in South Korea

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North Korea’s new satellite center up close

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Younger sister of Kim Jong Un gains power in North Korea

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Exclusive look inside North Korea’s new airport

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What do these new images of North Korea mean?

This photo taken on April 18, 2015 and released by North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on April 20, 2015 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un on a snow-covered Mount Paektu during sunrise in Ryanggang Province. – – – REPUBLIC OF KOREA OUT AFP PHOTO / KCNA via KNS

THIS PICTURE WAS MADE AVAILABLE BY A THIRD PARTY. AFP CAN NOT INDEPENDENTLY VERIFY THE AUTHENTICITY, LOCATION, DATE AND CONTENT OF THIS IMAGE. THIS PHOTO IS DISTRIBUTED EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY AFP. —EDITORS NOTE— RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE – MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO/KCNA VIA KNS" – NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS – DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTSKNS/AFP/Getty Images

Kim Jong Un’s iron fist causing backlash?

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Reports: North Korean defense chief executed

This undated picture released from North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on January 12, 2014 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un (front L) inspecting the command of Korean People's Army (KPA) Unit 534. AFP PHOTO / KCNA via KNS REPUBLIC OF KOREA OUT THIS PICTURE WAS MADE AVAILABLE BY A THIRD PARTY. AFP CAN NOT INDEPENDENTLY VERIFY THE AUTHENTICITY, LOCATION, DATE AND CONTENT OF THIS IMAGE. THIS PHOTO IS DISTRIBUTED EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY AFP —EDITORS NOTE— RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE – MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / KCNA VIA KNS" – NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS – DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS (Photo credit should read KNS/AFP/Getty Images)

North Korean defector: Kim Jong Un out within 3 years

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North Korea’s nuclear test: What you need to know

This photo taken on September 24, 2016 shows Sukhoi SU-25 aircraft performing during the first Wonsan Friendship Air Festival in Wonsan.

Just weeks after carrying out its fifth nuclear test, North Korea put on an unprecedented civilian and military air force display Saturday at the country's first ever public aviation show.

 / AFP / Ed Jones (Photo credit should read ED JONES/AFP/Getty Images)

North Korea shows off its air force

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North Korea conducts powerful nuclear test

(FILES) A picture taken in 1971 shows a nuclear explosion in Mururoa atoll. France said on March 24, 2009 it will compensate 150,000 victims of nuclear testing carried out in the 1960s in French Polynesia and Algeria, after decades of denying its responsibility. An initial sum of 10 million euros (14 million dollars) has been set aside for military and civilian staff as well as local populations who fell ill from radiation exposure, Defence Minister Herve Morin told Le Figaro newspaper. AFP PHOTO FILES / STRINGER (Photo credit should read -/AFP/Getty Images)

How fast can a nuke fly?

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South Korea: North Korea conducts fifth nuclear test

This undated picture released from North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on June 4, 2016 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un inspecting the remodeled Mangyongdae children's camp in Pyongyang. / AFP / KCNA / KCNA (Photo credit should read KCNA/AFP/Getty Images)

US condemns North Korean missile launches

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North Korea fires more missiles into the sea

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North Korea’s missile can now reach South Korea

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S. Korea: N. Korean official executed for bad attitude
Report: Missing American now Kim Jong Un’s tutor
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North Korea executes top education official

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This picture, taken by North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency on March 7, 2013 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (C) using a pair of binocular to look south as he inspects Jangjae Islet Defence Detachment near South Korea's Taeyonphyong Island in South Hwanghae province, North Korea's southwestern sector of the front. AFP PHOTO / KCNA via KNS —EDITORS NOTE— RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE – MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / KCNA VIA KNS" – NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS – DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS (Photo credit should read KNS/AFP/Getty Images)

North Korean leader calls missile test ‘great success’

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Is North Korea building more nuclear weapons?

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Kenneth Bae describes years in North Korean labor camp

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North Korea’s revered news anchor

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North Korean families plead for defectors to return

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Inside library dedicated to North Korea

File photo: A N. Korean soldier looks at S. Korea across the Korean Military Demarcation Line (MDL) separating South and North Korea, on December 28, 2011 in Panmunjom, S. Korea.

What weapons does North Korea have?

korea kaesong industrial complex hancocks orig_00000317.jpg

What is the Kaesong industrial complex?
Step inside North Korea’s first beer festival

6th November 1952: Characteristic mushroom shaped cloud begins formation after the first H-Bomb explosion (US) at Eniwetok Atoll in the Pacific. (Photo by Three Lions/Getty Images)

North Korea: What is an ‘H-Bomb’?

north korea number 2 believed banished by kim jong un hancocks liveshot cnn today_00003224.jpg

North Korea’s number 2 believed banished by Kim Jong Un

north korean defectors disillusioned novak pkg_00012112.jpg

North Korean defectors struggle to fit in

north korea offical dies field dnt_00001219.jpg

Top aide to North Korea’s Kim Jung Un dies in car crash

north korean tale of two former inmates will ripley dnt_00004912.jpg

The tale of two former North Korean inmates

north korean defector trapped in south korea ripley pkg cnni_00000000.jpg

North Korean defector says she’s ‘trapped’ in South Korea

north korea new satellite ripley pkg _00004114.jpg

North Korea’s new satellite center up close

north korea orphan ripley pkg_00024030.jpg

North Korea: From orphan to caregiver

kim jong un sister north korea todd dnt tsr _00002210.jpg

Younger sister of Kim Jong Un gains power in North Korea

inside north korea airport ripley tsr dnt_00001510.jpg

Exclusive look inside North Korea’s new airport

north korea satellite pictures dnt todd tsr_00003309.jpg

What do these new images of North Korea mean?

This photo taken on April 18, 2015 and released by North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on April 20, 2015 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un on a snow-covered Mount Paektu during sunrise in Ryanggang Province. – – – REPUBLIC OF KOREA OUT AFP PHOTO / KCNA via KNS

THIS PICTURE WAS MADE AVAILABLE BY A THIRD PARTY. AFP CAN NOT INDEPENDENTLY VERIFY THE AUTHENTICITY, LOCATION, DATE AND CONTENT OF THIS IMAGE. THIS PHOTO IS DISTRIBUTED EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY AFP. —EDITORS NOTE— RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE – MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO/KCNA VIA KNS" – NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS – DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTSKNS/AFP/Getty Images

Kim Jong Un’s iron fist causing backlash?

lklv novak north korea executes defense chief_00004027.jpg

Reports: North Korean defense chief executed

This undated picture released from North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on January 12, 2014 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un (front L) inspecting the command of Korean People's Army (KPA) Unit 534. AFP PHOTO / KCNA via KNS REPUBLIC OF KOREA OUT THIS PICTURE WAS MADE AVAILABLE BY A THIRD PARTY. AFP CAN NOT INDEPENDENTLY VERIFY THE AUTHENTICITY, LOCATION, DATE AND CONTENT OF THIS IMAGE. THIS PHOTO IS DISTRIBUTED EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY AFP —EDITORS NOTE— RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE – MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / KCNA VIA KNS" – NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS – DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS (Photo credit should read KNS/AFP/Getty Images)

North Korean defector: Kim Jong Un out within 3 years

north korea nuclear test explainer ripley orig_00005507.jpg

North Korea’s nuclear test: What you need to know

This photo taken on September 24, 2016 shows Sukhoi SU-25 aircraft performing during the first Wonsan Friendship Air Festival in Wonsan.

Just weeks after carrying out its fifth nuclear test, North Korea put on an unprecedented civilian and military air force display Saturday at the country's first ever public aviation show.

 / AFP / Ed Jones (Photo credit should read ED JONES/AFP/Getty Images)

North Korea shows off its air force

north korea christopher hill intv_00031309.jpg

North Korea conducts powerful nuclear test

(FILES) A picture taken in 1971 shows a nuclear explosion in Mururoa atoll. France said on March 24, 2009 it will compensate 150,000 victims of nuclear testing carried out in the 1960s in French Polynesia and Algeria, after decades of denying its responsibility. An initial sum of 10 million euros (14 million dollars) has been set aside for military and civilian staff as well as local populations who fell ill from radiation exposure, Defence Minister Herve Morin told Le Figaro newspaper. AFP PHOTO FILES / STRINGER (Photo credit should read -/AFP/Getty Images)

How fast can a nuke fly?

north korea nuclear test philip yun beeper_00012209.jpg

South Korea: North Korea conducts fifth nuclear test

This undated picture released from North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on June 4, 2016 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un inspecting the remodeled Mangyongdae children's camp in Pyongyang. / AFP / KCNA / KCNA (Photo credit should read KCNA/AFP/Getty Images)

US condemns North Korean missile launches

nk fires missiles off east coast hancocks liveshot_00003227.jpg

North Korea fires more missiles into the sea

north korea test missile ripley pkg_00024124.jpg

North Korea’s missile can now reach South Korea

north korea allegedly executes official hancocks ns_00000905.jpg

S. Korea: N. Korean official executed for bad attitude
Report: Missing American now Kim Jong Un’s tutor
Brother of missing American: We haven’t forgotten you

north korea allegedly executes official hancocks ns_00011911.jpg

North Korea executes top education official

north korea propaganda film todd dnt tsr_00000007.jpg

North Korea propaganda film backfires

This picture, taken by North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency on March 7, 2013 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (C) using a pair of binocular to look south as he inspects Jangjae Islet Defence Detachment near South Korea's Taeyonphyong Island in South Hwanghae province, North Korea's southwestern sector of the front. AFP PHOTO / KCNA via KNS —EDITORS NOTE— RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE – MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / KCNA VIA KNS" – NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS – DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS (Photo credit should read KNS/AFP/Getty Images)

North Korean leader calls missile test ‘great success’

north korea nuclear weapons starr dnt tsr_00000725.jpg

Is North Korea building more nuclear weapons?

Kenneth Bae North Korea intv_00040405.jpg

Kenneth Bae describes years in North Korean labor camp

north korea Ri Chun hee new anchor orig_00000006.jpg

North Korea’s revered news anchor

north korea defector families pkg ripley_00024016.jpg

North Korean families plead for defectors to return

Story highlights

The US says it strongly condemns the missile test

It has urged Pyongyang to refrain from provocation in the region

(CNN)US Strategic Command systems detected a failed North Korean ballistic missile launch Saturday evening near the northwestern city of Kusong, the Pentagon said.
“We strongly condemn this and North Korea’s other recent missile tests, which violate UN Security Council resolutions explicitly prohibiting North Korea’s launches using ballistic missile technology,” Pentagon spokesman Gary Ross said in a statement. #WarsAndRumorsOfWar #WWIII #WarDrums

Source: http://www.cnn.com/2016/10/15/asia/failed-north-korea-missile-launch/index.html

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