North Korea says it has conducted third nuke test

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02:14 PM February 12th, 2013

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February 12th, 2013 02:14 PM

An employee of the Indonesian Meteorology, Geophysics and Climatology Agency (BMKG) operate screens that show seismic activity after a North Korean nuclear test (at 2:57:50 UTC), in Jakarta on February 12, 2013. North Korea confirmed it had “successfully” carried out an underground nuclear test, drawing immediate condemnation from rival South Korea. AFP / ADEK BERRY

PYONGYANG, North Korea—North Korea says it has tested a “miniaturized” nuclear device in defiance of UN orders to stop building atomic weapons.

Official state media reported Tuesday that it was conducted in a safe manner.

This third nuclear test could take North Korea closer to its goal of building a nuclear warhead small enough to be mounted on a long-range missile.

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