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North Korea defiant in face of US, China pressure

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North Korea threatened the South on Friday and said sanctions passed this week were a "declaration of war", even as China and the US sought to pressure Pyongyang into backing down on a planned nuclear test. 

This photo taken by North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) shows a Unha-3 rocket lifting off from its launch pad in North Pyongan province on December 12, 2012. North Korea has threatened the South and said sanctions passed this week were a "declaration of war", even as China and the US sought to pressure Pyongyang into backing down on a planned nuclear test.

In the latest in a series of bellicose warnings from Pyongyang sparked by a tightening of UN sanctions, the North's top body for inter-Korean affairs threatened the South with unspecified "physical counter-measures".

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