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Chinese Media Almost Sets Off Military Action With Erroneous North Korea Headline
Tyler Durden, Zero Hedge, Apr 14 2017

As expected and feared during the annual “Day of the Sun” parade celebrating the birth of the nation’s founder, Kim Il-Sung, Bloomberg blasted a headline that Xinhua reported that North Korea had fired a projectile.

NORTH KOREA FIRES PROJECTILE, MEDIA SAYS: XINHUA

On its website, Bloomberg immediately picked up the story, and ran with “North Korea Fires Projectile Media, Says Xinhua.”

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However, it appears that the headline-scanning algorithms made a colossal error, and that Xinhua interpreted events quite incorrectly. CBC and Reuters report the appearance of a new submarine-launched missile (SLBM) at the parade for the first time:

NORTH KOREA SUBMARINE-LAUNCHED BALLISTIC MISSILE SEEN AT MILITARY PARADE FOR FIRST TIME: RTRS
North Korea displayed its submarine-launched ballistic missiles for the first time on Saturday ahead of a massive military parade in the capital Pyongyang.

State TV showed images of the Pukkuksong-2 SLBMs on trucks waiting to be paraded in front of leader Kim Jong-un.

Immediately after, Xinhua and Bloomberg rushed to issue a clarification to avoid what may be a military confrontation.

XINHUA CLARIFIES HEADLINE ON NORTH KOREAN MISSILE

N KOREA DISPLAYS BALLISTIC MISSILE AT MILITARY PARADE: XINHUA

As a result, the Bloomberg headline, with a URL that still says that “North Korea fires a projectile,” now reads the following:

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And that’s how WW3 almost occurred. As CNN reports, a military parade in the heart of Pyongyang is underway where it’s expected the NK regime will show off some of its latest arsenal. Pictures on state television showed thousands of soldiers marching in formation alongside tanks, balloons and enormous crowds. Leader Kim Jong-Un was shown clapping and smiling from a reviewing box. At one point, the soldiers directed a chant toward him of “We will die for you!” CNN’s Will Ripley, who was at the event, reported. For North Koreans, Apr 15 is an auspicious date that sees millions celebrate the birth of the nation’s founder.

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