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Lil Kim is in a snit again. It's like giving a toddler nukes.

North Korea has fired two short-range missiles into the sea, Seoul's military has said, in an apparent show of anger at an upcoming joint military drill between South Korea and the United States.

The North fired the two short-range ballistic missiles into the East Sea (Sea of Japan) at 1.20am and 1.30am local time on Sunday, the South's defence ministry told AFP.

"Their range appear to be around 500km [310 miles]," he said, adding that Seoul's military had stepped up monitoring for additional launches.

The move – the latest in a series of similar launches in recent weeks – came a day after Pyongyang condemned an upcoming Seoul-Washington naval joint exercise.

The annual drill, to be held from 16 to 21 July, involves the US aircraft carrier George Washington, which arrived in the southern port of Busan on Friday.

The North bristled at the massive, nuclear-powered carrier visiting the port, calling it a "reckless" act of provocation on Saturday.

"The US should properly understand that the more persistently it resorts to reckless nuclear blackmail and threat, the further [the North] will bolster up its cutting-edge nuclear force for self-defence," said the North's top military body, the National Defence Commission

Read more: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jul/13/north-korea-missiles-sea-military-drill
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