North Korea launches 8th missile this year

South Korea's military reports the missile flew 310 miles before coming down in the Sea of Japan.
3:00 | 05/21/17

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Thank you, George. We move to the breaking news this morning. A new missile launch in north Korea, just hours ago. We're continuing to gather more information as we're on the air this morning. North Korea seemingly speeding up its development of nuclear weapons and missiles. Gloria Riviera has more. Reporter: Good morning, Paula. This morning, another provocative move from north Korea. The country conducting its eighth missile test this year, just hours ago. From a site in the western part of the country. South Korea's military is ro reporting the the unidentified project tile flew about 110 miles, coming down into the sea of Japan. The latest move comes just one week after North Korea successfully launched a kn-17 missile. That feat was celebrated with massive parade may 19th, staged to hail missile developers as national heroes. That missile was seen as a success for the height it reached. An altitude of over 1200 mile. As well as the the distance, traveling about 435 miles before it, too, came down in the sea of Japan. That altitude is seen as evidence that North Korea making progress on its missile program's long-range capabilities and possibly testing reentry technology. White house says it does not believe this latest rocket to be another kn-17, but a shorter range missile. Kim Jong-un persists. President trump has suggested tougher saxs. Last week, the U. N. Called again for an immediate halt. The this morning, South Korea's president is convening an emergency meeting. We'll be watching all of this. Moving on, a popular NBA star says he was detand at a an

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