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‘Take cover’ – but where? Japanese helpless over North Korea threat

TOKYO: Take cover in a sturdy building or get underground.  That's the emergency advice given to the Japanese people in the event of a North Korean missile strike. But there are two big problems: most Japanese homes are made of wood and lack a basement. In the countryside, there is often no building made of concrete. And with only a matter of minutes from launch to impact, there's simply no time to take cover. As North Korea this week fired its second missile over Japan in less than a month and threatened to…

North Korea leader holds off on Guam missile plan

SEOUL: North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un said on Tuesday that he would hold off on a planned missile strike near Guam, but warned the highly provocative move would go ahead in the event of further “reckless actions” by Washington. Some analysts suggested Kim's comments opened a possible path to de-escalating a growing crisis fuelled by a bellicose war of words between US President Donald Trump and the North Korea leadership. Their recent exchanges were focused on a North Korean threat to fire a volley of four missiles…

North Korea details Guam missile plan as it scoffs at Trump

SEOUL/GUAM: North Korea dismissed warnings by U.S. President Donald Trump that it would face "fire and fury" if it threatened the United States and outlined detailed plans on Thursday for a missile strike near the U.S. Pacific territory of Guam. Experts in South Korea said the plans unveiled by the reclusive North ratcheted up risks significantly, since Washington was likely to view any missile aimed at its territory as a provocation, even if launched as a test. North Korea's apparently rapid progress in developing…