North Korea Fires Missile Over Japan

Vastavam web:North Korea, which has been threatening US and its supporting nations like Japan and others has fired another ballistic missile which had crashed in Pacific ocean. The incident raised tense situation in Japan as the missile had travelled over Japan. Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe called an "unprecedented" threat to his country and US President Donald Trump said was an act of "contempt".The missile, launched early on Tuesday Korean time, flew over Hokkaido island before crashing into the sea. The UN Security Council is to hold an emergency meeting later in response.The South Korean military said the missile was fired eastward just before 06:00 local time (21:00 GMT) from near the North's capital, Pyongyang – which is rare.Early analysis of the launch uggests the missile:
 flew a distance of more than 2,700km (1,678 miles)

 was likely to have been a Hwasong-12, a newly developed intermediate range weapon
 reached a maximum altitude of about 550km (342 miles), lower than most previous North
Korean tests
 fell into the North Pacific Ocean 1,180km off the Japanese coast after breaking into three pieces