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Russia says it has successfully test-launched a hypersonic missile

Russia says it has successfully test-launched a hypersonic missile, one of a range of nuclear-capable weapons announced by President Vladimir Putin earlier this month. The country's defence ministry released video footage showing the missile detaching from a fighter jet and leaving a fiery trail behind it. It said the intended "target" was hit. The Kinzhal missile, which the Russian leader said, was part of a new stockpile of "invincible" weapons, is said to travel at 10 times the speed of sound and have a range of 2,000 kilometers.

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