Asia Briefs: N. Korea test-fires three missiles

N. Korea test-fires three missiles

SEOUL • North Korea yesterday test-fired three ballistic missiles, in further defiance of the international community and in apparent reaction to the planned deployment of a US defence system in South Korea.

The launches drew swift condemnation from the United States and Japan, which vowed a coordinated response to Pyongyang's repeated violations of UN sanctions that bar it from weapons tests.

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Suu Kyi, army chief pay tribute to Aung San

YANGON • Myanmar's Ms Aung San Suu Kyi paid tribute to her independence hero father yesterday at a memorial attended for the first time by the army chief, a rare show of unity in the former junta-run country.

Ms Suu Kyi, 71, laid a wreath at the mausoleum dedicated to her father and eight others assassinated in 1947 during their struggle to win independence from Britain.

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