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Posted: July 14, 2014 at 3:21 a.m.

North Korea launched two ballistic missiles into the sea on Sunday, South Korea said, the latest in a series of test-firings seen as expressions of anger over the North's failure to win talks on receiving outside aid and U.S.-South Korean military drills.

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