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North Korea hails 'successful ICBM' test of Hwasong-14

North Korea hails 'successful ICBM' test of Hwasong-14

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Media playback is unsupported on your deviceNorth Korea says it has successfully tested its first "intercontinental ballistic missile" (ICBM).A state television announcement said the missile, which landed in the Sea of Japan on Tuesday, could hit targets anywhere in the world.But the US and Russia said the missile had a medium-range and presented no threat to either country.North Korea has increased the frequency of its missile tests, in defiance of a ban by the UN Security Council.The announcement on North Korea state television said the Hwasong-14 missile test was overseen by leader Kim Jong-un.It said the projectile reached an altitude of 2,802km (1,731 miles) and flew 933km for 39 minutes before hitting a target in the sea.North Korea, it said, was now "a full-fledged nuclear power tha...