North Korea fires a missile, which flies over Japan and causes evacuations
North Korea fired a missile on Tuesday evening, which flew over Japan. The South Korean president called the firing a "provocation", saying it violated "universal principles and norms" of the UN.
Pyongyang's last missile launch over Japan was in 2017, at the height of the "fire and fury" period when North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and then-US President Donald Trump exchanged insults.
Tokyo confirmed the shooting, activating – unusually – a public alert system and asking residents of two regions of northern Japan to take shelter if possible.