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US tests ICBM over Pacific Ocean amid rising tensions with N. Korea

The US has confirmed it has shot down a mock warhead over the Pacific on Tuesday. The test was the first of its kind in nearly three years – and it was the first test ever targeting an intercontinental-range missile like North Korea is developing. The military says an interceptor rocket launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California slammed into the warhead as it travelled outside the Earth’s atmosphere after being launched from a test range on a Pacific atoll. READ MORE:


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