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South Korea says North likely to test-launch missile

An empty road connecting the KIC (Kaesong industrial complex) with the South's CIQ (Customs, Immigration and Quarantine) is reflected in sunglasses of a South Korean soldier standing guard at the South's CIQ, just south of the demilitarised zone separating the two Koreas, in Paju, north of Seoul April 10, 2013. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji

An empty road connecting the KIC (Kaesong industrial complex) with the South's CIQ (Customs, Immigration and Quarantine) is reflected in sunglasses of a South Korean soldier standing guard at the South's CIQ, just south of the demilitarised zone...more

An empty road connecting the KIC (Kaesong industrial complex) with the South's CIQ (Customs, Immigration and Quarantine) is reflected in sunglasses of a South Korean soldier standing guard at the South's CIQ, just south of the demilitarised zone separating the two Koreas, in Paju, north of Seoul April 10, 2013. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji
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A Japan Self-Defence Forces soldier stands near units of Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) missiles at the Defence Ministry in Tokyo April 10, 2013. REUTERS/Issei Kato

A Japan Self-Defence Forces soldier stands near units of Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) missiles at the Defence Ministry in Tokyo April 10, 2013. REUTERS/Issei Kato

A Japan Self-Defence Forces soldier stands near units of Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) missiles at the Defence Ministry in Tokyo April 10, 2013. REUTERS/Issei Kato
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South Korean vehicles transporting South Korean employees working at the KIC (Kaesong Industrial Complex) inside the North Korean border and products made in the KIC, head toward the South's CIQ (Customs, Immigration and Quarantine), just south of the demilitarised zone separating the two Koreas, in Paju, north of Seoul April 10, 2013. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji

South Korean vehicles transporting South Korean employees working at the KIC (Kaesong Industrial Complex) inside the North Korean border and products made in the KIC, head toward the South's CIQ (Customs, Immigration and Quarantine), just south of...more

South Korean vehicles transporting South Korean employees working at the KIC (Kaesong Industrial Complex) inside the North Korean border and products made in the KIC, head toward the South's CIQ (Customs, Immigration and Quarantine), just south of the demilitarised zone separating the two Koreas, in Paju, north of Seoul April 10, 2013. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji
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A South Korean soldier checks the arrival time of vehicles transporting South Korean employees working at the KIC (Kaesong industrial complex) and products made in the KIC as he stands guard at the South's CIQ (Customs, Immigration and Quarantine), just south of the demilitarised zone separating the two Koreas, in Paju, north of Seoul April 10, 2013. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji

A South Korean soldier checks the arrival time of vehicles transporting South Korean employees working at the KIC (Kaesong industrial complex) and products made in the KIC as he stands guard at the South's CIQ (Customs, Immigration and Quarantine),...more

A South Korean soldier checks the arrival time of vehicles transporting South Korean employees working at the KIC (Kaesong industrial complex) and products made in the KIC as he stands guard at the South's CIQ (Customs, Immigration and Quarantine), just south of the demilitarised zone separating the two Koreas, in Paju, north of Seoul April 10, 2013. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji
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North Korean soldiers look to the South as they patrol at the truce village of Panmunjom in the demilitarised zone separating the North from South Korea in Paju, about 55 km (34 miles) north of Seoul March 19, 2013. REUTERS/Lee Jae-Won

North Korean soldiers look to the South as they patrol at the truce village of Panmunjom in the demilitarised zone separating the North from South Korea in Paju, about 55 km (34 miles) north of Seoul March 19, 2013. REUTERS/Lee Jae-Won

North Korean soldiers look to the South as they patrol at the truce village of Panmunjom in the demilitarised zone separating the North from South Korea in Paju, about 55 km (34 miles) north of Seoul March 19, 2013. REUTERS/Lee Jae-Won
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North Korean officials attend a national meeting to mark the 20th anniversary of late leader Kim Jong-il's election as chairman of North Korea's National Defence Commission at the April 25 House of Culture in Pyongyang April 8, 2013, in this picture taken and released by the North's official KCNA news agency on Monday. REUTERS/KCNA

North Korean officials attend a national meeting to mark the 20th anniversary of late leader Kim Jong-il's election as chairman of North Korea's National Defence Commission at the April 25 House of Culture in Pyongyang April 8, 2013, in this picture...more

North Korean officials attend a national meeting to mark the 20th anniversary of late leader Kim Jong-il's election as chairman of North Korea's National Defence Commission at the April 25 House of Culture in Pyongyang April 8, 2013, in this picture taken and released by the North's official KCNA news agency on Monday. REUTERS/KCNA
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South Korean soldiers check vehicles heading towards the South's CIQ (Customs, Immigration and Quarantine) located just south of the demilitarised zone separating the two Koreas, on the Grand Unification Bridge in Paju, north of Seoul, early April 8, 2013. REUTERS/Lim Byong-sik/Yonhap

South Korean soldiers check vehicles heading towards the South's CIQ (Customs, Immigration and Quarantine) located just south of the demilitarised zone separating the two Koreas, on the Grand Unification Bridge in Paju, north of Seoul, early April 8,...more

South Korean soldiers check vehicles heading towards the South's CIQ (Customs, Immigration and Quarantine) located just south of the demilitarised zone separating the two Koreas, on the Grand Unification Bridge in Paju, north of Seoul, early April 8, 2013. REUTERS/Lim Byong-sik/Yonhap
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Reporters question a South Korean businessman (R) as he returns from the Kaesong Industrial Complex inside the North Korean border, upon his arrival at the South's CIQ (Customs, Immigration and Quarantine), just south of the demilitarised zone separating the two Koreas, in Paju, north of Seoul, April 8, 2013. REUTERS/Lim Byong-sik/Yonhap

Reporters question a South Korean businessman (R) as he returns from the Kaesong Industrial Complex inside the North Korean border, upon his arrival at the South's CIQ (Customs, Immigration and Quarantine), just south of the demilitarised zone...more

Reporters question a South Korean businessman (R) as he returns from the Kaesong Industrial Complex inside the North Korean border, upon his arrival at the South's CIQ (Customs, Immigration and Quarantine), just south of the demilitarised zone separating the two Koreas, in Paju, north of Seoul, April 8, 2013. REUTERS/Lim Byong-sik/Yonhap
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South Koreans carry products made in the Kaesong Industrial Complex inside the North Korean border, at the South's CIQ (Customs, Immigration and Quarantine), just south of the demilitarised zone separating the two Koreas, in Paju, north of Seoul, April 8, 2013, after the vehicle arrived from Kaesong to the South. REUTERS/Lim Byong-sik/Yonhap

South Koreans carry products made in the Kaesong Industrial Complex inside the North Korean border, at the South's CIQ (Customs, Immigration and Quarantine), just south of the demilitarised zone separating the two Koreas, in Paju, north of Seoul,...more

South Koreans carry products made in the Kaesong Industrial Complex inside the North Korean border, at the South's CIQ (Customs, Immigration and Quarantine), just south of the demilitarised zone separating the two Koreas, in Paju, north of Seoul, April 8, 2013, after the vehicle arrived from Kaesong to the South. REUTERS/Lim Byong-sik/Yonhap
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South Korean businessmen, workers and drivers hoping to enter North Korea's Kaesong Industrial Complex wait before heading to the South's CIQ (Customs, Immigration and Quarantine) located just south of the demilitarised zone separating the two Koreas, on the Grand Unification Bridge in Paju, north of Seoul, early April 8, 2013. REUTERS/Lim Byong-sik/Yonhap

South Korean businessmen, workers and drivers hoping to enter North Korea's Kaesong Industrial Complex wait before heading to the South's CIQ (Customs, Immigration and Quarantine) located just south of the demilitarised zone separating the two...more

South Korean businessmen, workers and drivers hoping to enter North Korea's Kaesong Industrial Complex wait before heading to the South's CIQ (Customs, Immigration and Quarantine) located just south of the demilitarised zone separating the two Koreas, on the Grand Unification Bridge in Paju, north of Seoul, early April 8, 2013. REUTERS/Lim Byong-sik/Yonhap
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Reporters question a South Korean businessman (C) as he returns from the Kaesong Industrial Complex inside the North Korean border, upon his arrival at the South's CIQ (Customs, Immigration and Quarantine), just south of the demilitarised zone separating the two Koreas, in Paju, north of Seoul, April 8, 2013. REUTERS/Lim Byong-sik/Yonhap

Reporters question a South Korean businessman (C) as he returns from the Kaesong Industrial Complex inside the North Korean border, upon his arrival at the South's CIQ (Customs, Immigration and Quarantine), just south of the demilitarised zone...more

Reporters question a South Korean businessman (C) as he returns from the Kaesong Industrial Complex inside the North Korean border, upon his arrival at the South's CIQ (Customs, Immigration and Quarantine), just south of the demilitarised zone separating the two Koreas, in Paju, north of Seoul, April 8, 2013. REUTERS/Lim Byong-sik/Yonhap
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North Korean soldiers take part in a shooting drill in an unknown location in this picture taken on April 6, 2013 and released by North Korea's official KCNA news agency in Pyongyang on April 7, 2013. REUTERS/KCNA

North Korean soldiers take part in a shooting drill in an unknown location in this picture taken on April 6, 2013 and released by North Korea's official KCNA news agency in Pyongyang on April 7, 2013. REUTERS/KCNA

North Korean soldiers take part in a shooting drill in an unknown location in this picture taken on April 6, 2013 and released by North Korea's official KCNA news agency in Pyongyang on April 7, 2013. REUTERS/KCNA
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North Korean soldiers with military dogs take part in drills in an unknown location in this picture taken on April 6, 2013 and released by North Korea's official KCNA news agency in Pyongyang on April 7, 2013. REUTERS/KCNA

North Korean soldiers with military dogs take part in drills in an unknown location in this picture taken on April 6, 2013 and released by North Korea's official KCNA news agency in Pyongyang on April 7, 2013. REUTERS/KCNA

North Korean soldiers with military dogs take part in drills in an unknown location in this picture taken on April 6, 2013 and released by North Korea's official KCNA news agency in Pyongyang on April 7, 2013. REUTERS/KCNA
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A North Korean military dog bites a dummy of South Korean Defence Minister Kim Kwan-jin during a military drill in an unknown location in this picture taken on April 6, 2013 and released by North Korea's official KCNA news agency in Pyongyang on April 7, 2013. REUTERS/KCNA

A North Korean military dog bites a dummy of South Korean Defence Minister Kim Kwan-jin during a military drill in an unknown location in this picture taken on April 6, 2013 and released by North Korea's official KCNA news agency in Pyongyang on...more

A North Korean military dog bites a dummy of South Korean Defence Minister Kim Kwan-jin during a military drill in an unknown location in this picture taken on April 6, 2013 and released by North Korea's official KCNA news agency in Pyongyang on April 7, 2013. REUTERS/KCNA
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North Korean soldiers work beside their military fences near the demilitarized zone (DMZ) separating the North from South Korea, in this picture taken from an observation post of the South, just south of the DMZ in Paju, north of Seoul April 7, 2013. REUTERS/Lee Jae-Won

North Korean soldiers work beside their military fences near the demilitarized zone (DMZ) separating the North from South Korea, in this picture taken from an observation post of the South, just south of the DMZ in Paju, north of Seoul April 7, 2013....more

North Korean soldiers work beside their military fences near the demilitarized zone (DMZ) separating the North from South Korea, in this picture taken from an observation post of the South, just south of the DMZ in Paju, north of Seoul April 7, 2013. REUTERS/Lee Jae-Won
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