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North Korea Fires Projectile Toward Japan

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un smiles during a visit to the Chemical Material Institute of the Academy of Defense Science in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency in Pyongyang on Aug. 23, 2017.

Reports from South Korea's Yonhap news agency say North Korea appears to have fired an unidentified projectile in the direction of Japan.

CNN news outlet says the South Korean military made the initial report.

Yonhap news agency, without citing a source, said the projectile might have been a ballistic missile. However, neither Seoul nor Tokyo has confirmed those reports.

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