File photo from North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) taken on August 29, 2017 and released on August 30, 2017 shows North Korea's intermediate-range strategic ballistic rocket Hwasong-12 lifting off from the launching pad at an undisclosed location near Pyongyang. Photo: KCNA via AFP

US demands China take ‘direct action’ after North Korea fires another missile over Japan

The 3,700km distance travelled by the missile – far beyond last month’s launch – would have put the US island territory of Guam within reach, if it had been on a different trajectory

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File photo from North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) taken on August 29, 2017 and released on August 30, 2017 shows North Korea's intermediate-range strategic ballistic rocket Hwasong-12 lifting off from the launching pad at an undisclosed location near Pyongyang. Photo: KCNA via AFP
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