Seoul/Guam — North Korea dismissed as a "load of nonsense" warnings by US President Donald Trump that it would face "fire and fury" if it threatened the US, and outlined detailed plans for a missile strike near the Pacific territory of Guam. North Korea’s apparently rapid progress in developing nuclear weapons and missiles capable of reaching the US mainland has fuelled tension that erupted into a war of words between Washington and Pyongyang this week, unnerving regional powers and global investors. Trump’s unexpected remarks prompted North Korea to say on Thursday that it was finalising plans to fire four intermediate-range missiles over Japan to land 30km-40km from Guam, adding detail to a plan first announced on Wednesday. Guam, more than 3,000km to the southeast of North Korea, is home to about 163,000 people and a US Navy base that includes a submarine squadron and a Coast Guard group, and an air base. "Sound dialogue is not possible with such a guy bereft of reason and only a...

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