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Saturday 21 October 2017

Pence lands in South Korea after failed missile launch by North

US Vice President Mike Pence pays a silent tribute with his wife Karen at the Seoul National Cemetery in South Korea (Lee Jin-man/AP)
US Vice President Mike Pence pays a silent tribute with his wife Karen at the Seoul National Cemetery in South Korea (Lee Jin-man/AP)
US Vice President Mike Pence is visiting South Korea (Evan Vucci/AP)

US Vice President Mike Pence has arrived in South Korea at the start of a 10-day trip to Asia that comes amid turmoil over North Korea's threats to advance its growing nuclear and defence capabilities.

His visit comes just after a failed missile launch by the North.

President Donald Trump's vice president arrived in the region after North Korea celebrated the birth anniversary of the country's late founder with a military parade.

Mr Pence is joined by his wife and two adult daughters and will lay a wreath at the Seoul National Cemetery and join US and South Korean troops for Easter Sunday church services and a dinner.

Mr Pence is the son of a Korean War veteran and displays his late father's Bronze Star in his office.

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