N. Korea fires short-range ballistic missile

North Korea fired a short-range missile toward waters between the Korean Peninsula and Japan, a news report said Tuesday. Yonhap news agency, citing a report from Japanese public broadcaster NHK, reported the launch. South Korea's Defense Ministry said it could not immediately confirm the report. NHK said the North fired one short-range ballistic missile Tuesday afternoon. Officials at Japan's Foreign and Defense ministries could not immediately confirm the report.