North Korea claims h-bomb test

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N. Korea holds party plenary meeting

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un speaks during a plenary meeting of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea in Pyongyang. South Korea's president told its military to respond powerfully to North Korean provocations, amid heightened tensions on the peninsula. (Photo: KCNA)

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea is claiming a powerful hydrogen bomb test today but South Korea’s spy agency and outside nuclear experts cast strong doubt. They say the estimated explosive yield from North Korea’s fourth nuclear explosion was much smaller than what a failed hydrogen bomb detonation would even produce. International reaction has been universally negative but the announcement touched off jubilation in Pyongyang.

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