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With test, North Korea threat looks more real

South Koreans watch a TV screen showing a North Korean state television news on the country's nuclear test, at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013.  North Korea defied U.N. warnings Tuesday by conducting an underground nuclear test in the remote, snowy northeast in what could be a crucial step toward its goal of building a bomb small enough to be fitted on a missile capable of striking the United States. AP/Ahn Young-joon

With a defiant nuclear test, North Korea has shown it poses an increasingly credible threat but some doubt whether even the notoriously bellicose regime would ever use weapons of mass destruction.

Posted: February 13th, 2013 in Asia & Pacific,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »