North Korea suffers major blow as rocket crashes




 
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North Korea suffers major blow as rocket crashes
 
April 13th, 2012  
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North Korea suffers major blow as rocket crashes
PYONGYANG/SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea admitted its much hyped long-range rocket failed to deliver a satellite into orbit on Friday while U.S. and South Korean officials said it crashed into the sea a few minutes after launch, dealing a blow to the reclusive state. Pyongyang had defied international pressure from the United States, the United Nations and others to push ahead with the launch timed to celebrate the 100th birthday of Kim Il-sung, the deceased founder of the state, and to coincide with the ascent to power of his grandson Kim Jong-un. ...




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