Is the World War III upon us?

One may be tempted to think so.

The diplomatic tension between the world superpower, America and North Korea is escalating as their verbal spat dissolves into show of force.

On Saturday, US bombers and fighter escorts flew off the coast of North Korea in a show of force against its nuclear weapons program, escalating already sky-high tensions.

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This is even as the North Korean foreign minister derided Donald Trump as "mentally deranged" at the United Nations, while the US president fired back on Twitter with fresh threats.

The latest exchange of war threats comes as international alarm mounts over Pyongyang's weapons ambitions - including a suggestion this week that the country is considering detonating a hydrogen bomb over the Pacific.

US bombers have carried out similar flights before, as the United States and the international community struggle to rein in North Korea's weapons programs.

The world is watching!

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