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N Korea claims it has 'advanced hydrogen bomb' as Trump, Abe discuss crisis

Images released by N Korea show Kim Jong Un inspecting a silver-coloured, hourglass-shaped warhead

Reuters  |  Seoul 

North Korea said on Sunday it has developed an advanced hydrogen bomb that possesses “great destructive power” as U.S. President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe talked by phone about the “escalating” nuclear crisis. The report by North Korea’s official KCNA news agency comes amid heightened regional tension following Pyongyang’s two tests of intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBM) in July that potentially could fly about 10,000 km (6,200 miles), putting many parts of the mainland United States within range. ALSO ...

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First Published: Sun, September 03 2017. 09:05 IST