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North Korea enters 'state of war' with South

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North Korea has said it is entering a "state of war" with South Korea in the latest escalation of rhetoric against its neighbour and the US. A statement promised "stern physical actions" against "any provocative act". North Korea has threatened attacks almost daily since it was sanctioned for a third nuclear test in February. However, few think the North would risk full-blown conflict. It has technically been at war with the South since 1953 as no peace treaty has been signed. An armistice at the end of the Korean War was never turned into a full treaty. 'Taking threats seriously' AnalysisLucy WilliamsonBBC News, Seoul Over the past few weeks, there's been an ever-growing war of words between the two sides, and this latest statement in particular has made the Koreas' neighbours nervous. Tensions have built quickly since the UN Security Council imposed fresh sanctions on North Korea. The fact that Pyongyang…