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North Korea threatens US nuclear strike

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SEOUL - North Korea's army says it has approved plans for nuclear attacks on US targets, the latest in a series of apocalyptic threats that have sent tensions soaring on the divided Korean peninsula. 

North Korea has moved a missile with "considerable range" to its east coast, South Korea's defence minister said, but he added that there are no signs that the North is preparing for a full-scale conflict.

The United States scrambled to reinforce its Pacific missile defences.

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