The BBC reports that North Korea's military today launched a ballistic missile from that country's east coast
; the missile fell into the water after a flight of about 500 miles.
Reuters adds some more details
, and names a different launching point. From their report: South Korea's Yonhap news agency said the missile was likely a medium-range Rodong-missile. ... The missile was launched from an area near the west coast north of the capital, Pyongyang, flying across the [peninsula] and into the sea off the east coast early Friday morning, the South's Office of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a statement.
CNN adds a sobering graphic indicating the projected range of North Korea's missile arsenal