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Monday 21 April 2014

North Korea told to 'be ready for a war'

NORTH Korea has been placed under martial law and Kim Jong-un has told his front-line troops to "be ready for a war," according to South Korean media reports.

In an emergency meeting of his key defence and security officials on Saturday, the North Korean leader issued a series of orders that included the conclusion of preparations for a new nuclear test, the 'Joongang Daily' reported.

North Korean state media has also reported that Kim ordered his officials to take "effective, high-profile state measures".

South Korea president Lee Myung-bak ordered the military to be ready to make a "strong response" to any provocation from North Korea. (© Daily Telegraph, London)

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