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North Korea fires short-range missiles in 4th launch this year

North Korea fired two suspected ballistic missiles into the sea Monday in its fourth weapons launch this month, South Korea's military said, with the apparent goal of demonstrating its military might amid paused diplomacy with the United States and pandemic border closures.

People watch the North Korean side at the Imjingak Pavilion in Paju, near the border with North Korea, South Korea, Friday, Jan. 14, 2022. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

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This undated electron microscope image made available by the U.S. National Institutes of Health in February 2020 shows the Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, orange, emerging from the surface of cells, green, cultured in the lab. (NIAID-RML via AP)