(Aug 14): Pyongyang has announced, through its state media on Aug 10, that it is working on a plan to fire four missiles into the sea off Guam, and that the plan would be ready to be presented to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un by mid-August. This latest pronouncement comes as a war of words between North Korea and the US escalates, with the despotic nation threatening strikes against the US territory, and US President Donald Trump promising “fire and fury” in return. North Korea has been, in recent times, accelerating its missile tests, launching 18 missiles in 12 tests so far this year. It is also said to have successfully miniaturised its nuclear warheads to fit on missiles. Its latest launches appear to have the range to hit the US mainland, according to experts.

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