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Global anger over N. Korea nuclear test as UN set to meet

North Korea said the fifth nuclear test, which comes after a series of ballistic missile launches had realised the country's goal of being able to fit a miniaturised warhead on a rocketWorld powers expressed outrage Friday after North Korea claimed it had successfully tested a nuclear warhead that could be mounted on a missile, prompting urgent UN talks and calls for new sanctions. South Korea, the United States, Japan, Russia and China all condemned the blast at the Punggye-ri nuclear site, the North’s fifth and most powerful yet at 10 kilotons. At the United Nations, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged the Security Council — set to discuss the issue at 1900 GMT — to take “appropriate action” after what he called a “brazen breach” of the council’s resolutions.

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