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Earthquake Off Coast Of North Korea: Did Kim Jong-Un Carry Out A Nuclear Test?

An earthquake off the coast of North Korea today sparked fears Kim Jong-Un may have carried out his threat to conduct more nuclear tests. The magnitude-five tremor was detected 80 miles from the Korean Peninsula at around 3.48am local time (7.48pm yesterday GMT), according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS). It comes just two days after the sabre-rattling state threatened to launch a ‘new form’ of nuclear power tests – and hours after the North and South exchanged artillery fire near a disputed sea boundary in a heightening...

Pentagon report shows N. Korea capable of arming missile with nuke, officials downplay finding

Obama administration officials scrambled to downplay the errant disclosure of a classified portion of an intelligence report finding that North Korea has advanced its nuclear knowledge to the point that it could arm a ballistic missile with a nuclear warhead. The analysis, disclosed Thursday at a hearing on Capitol Hill, says the Pentagon’s intelligence wing has “moderate confidence” that North Korea has nuclear weapons capable of delivery by ballistic missiles but that the weapon was unreliable.

South Korea Upgrades Alert Status To ‘Vital Threat’

North Korea has started moving weaponry to its Eastern coast facing Japan. There are signs according to officials that the North could fire Musdan, Scud and Nodong missiles either simultaneously or in quick succession. Japan is on high alert following the move and have deployed Patriot missile batteries to strategic areas.

BREAKING: North Korea Warns Foreign Embassies Of Risks

The Foreign Office says it has no intention of evacuating its embassy in Pyongyang after North Korea warned foreign diplomats they may not be safe if war breaks.

UPDATE: Military Analysts Say North Korean Missile Launch May Be Imminent; Intercepted North Korean Military Communications Reveal Plan to Launch Missile

Updated 15:10PM Central: INTERCEPTED military communications indicate North Korea could be planning to launch a ballistic missile which was spotted being moved by train. 

North Korea enters ‘state of war’ with South

North Korea has said it is entering a “state of war” with South Korea in its latest escalation of rhetoric against its southern neighbour and the US. A statement promised “stern physical actions” against “any provocative act”.

North Korea threatens “final destruction” of South Korea

Sounds like someone suffers from a serious Napoleon complex. (Reuters) – North Korea threatened South Korea with “final destruction” during a debate at the U.N Conference on Disarmament on Tuesday, saying it could take “second and third steps” after a nuclear test last week.