“North Korea has launched another missile, its longest-ever such flight, sending Japanese citizens to shelters briefly and prompting an emergency UN Security Council meeting to discuss the country’s advancing weapons program.
“The missile reached an altitude of about 770 kilometres and flew for about 19 minutes over a distance of about 3700 kilometres, according to South Korea’s military – far enough to reach the US Pacific territory of Guam.
“The missile flew over the northern island of Hokkaido before landing in the Pacific Ocean, Japanese national broadcaster NHK said.
“The United Nations Security Council was to meet at 3pm on Friday at the request of the United States and Japan, diplomats said, just days after the 15-member council unanimously stepped up sanctions against North Korea over its September 3 nuclear test.
“Those sanctions imposed a ban on the country’s textile exports and capped imports of crude oil.”
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