North Korea conducts fourth nuclear test, claims to have H-bomb technology

North Korea said Wednesday it conducted a hydrogen bomb test, a significant advance in its pursuit of a nuclear arsenal.

A television anchor read a typically propaganda-heavy statement on state TV that said North Korea had tested a “miniaturized” hydrogen bomb, elevating the country’s “nuclear might to the next level.”

Crowds dressed in thick winter coats gathered outside a large video screen near a Pyongyang train station to cheer and take video and photos on their mobile phones of the televised announcement. Some people raised their hands and applauded. Many smiled and cheered. Continue reading