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North Korea says it conducted successful underground nuclear weapons test

Burt Herman
The Associated Press
Ahn Young-joon / The Associated PressA South Korean Army soldier aims his machineguns at a check point in Paju, north of Seoul, near the demilitarized zone (DMZ) of Panmunjom, South Korea, Monday, Oct. 9, 2006. South Korea's Defense Ministry said the alert level of the military had been raised in response to the claimed nuclear test. /
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Impoverished and isolated North Korea has relied on foreign aid to feed its 23 million people since its state-run farming system collapsed in the 1990s following decades of mismanagement and the loss of Soviet subsidies.


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