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S Korea diverts jets over threats

Two airlines in South Korea are to re-route flights after North Korea said it could no longer guarantee their safety.

The North’s threat follows its warnings that a US-South Korean military exercise, due to take place next week, could trigger a military clash.

North Korea has long described such exercises as provocative but tensions between the two Koreas are now high.

About 30 international flights a day usually pass through North Korean airspace to and from the South.

This year North Korea raised objections to the annual exercises at a rare meeting between its generals and the US-led United Nations command in the South.

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This article was originally posted on BBC News

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