Japan says two missiles landed in waters outside its exclusive economic zone but move still prompted Tokyo to request an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council.
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un orders development of new intercontinental ballistic missiles with nuclear counterattack capability and massive production of tactical nuclear weapons at a key meeting of ruling Workers' Party.
South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff says it detected three launches from an inland area south of Pyongyang, the North's capital.
The UN chief's statement, North Korea's top diplomat said, was "oblivious of the purpose and principles of the UN Charter and its proper mission which is to maintain impartiality, objectivity and equity in all matters."
North Korea fires about a dozen missiles, including one that lands close to South Korea's territorial waters, prompting Seoul to issue a rare warning for people on an island and fire three missiles in response.
The maritime drills will take place in waters off South Korea's east coast on October 7-8, South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff says.
Pyongyang launches ballistic missiles toward its eastern waters, as Washington redeploys nuclear-powered USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier near the Korean Peninsula.
"Work at Punggye-ri nuclear test site paves way for additional nuclear tests for development of nuclear weapons," says a UN report prepared by independent sanctions monitors.
Allies launch ground-to-ground ATACMS missiles at targets in the East Sea, also known as the Sea of Japan, says Seoul's military.
The missile was fired from waters near the eastern port city of Sinpo, the country's first demonstration of a submarine-fired ballistic system since October last year.
Leader of North Korea Kim Jong-un has said that the country will continue to bolster its nuclear capabilities despite being under biting international sanctions over its nuclear weapons programme.
North Korea successfully has test fired a new type of tactical guided weapon, to boost operations of tactical nukes on frontlines.
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