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North Korea Fires Four Missiles into Sea of Japan

North Korea has fired its fourth missile in two days despite international condemnation against the tests. Meanwhile, UN chief Ban Ki-moon urged a return to talks on the Korean peninsula to mitigate tensions.

North Korea fired Sunday’s guided missile into the East Sea (commonly known as the Sea of Japan) on Sunday, according to the South’s Defense Ministry. On Saturday, North Korea had fired three short-range missiles, apparently as part of a military drill.

The reported launches follow months of threats from North Korea of impending war with the US and Seoul. In February, a North Korean nuclear test sparked tougher UN sanctions.

Speaking during a visit to Moscow, UN chief Ban Ki-moon, a former South Korean foreign minister, called for the North to halt the missile tests, adding that the country should resume talks with the international community to reduce tensions.