North Korea Launches Long-Range Rocket


North Korea launched a long-range rocket on Sunday, angering the U.S. and neighboring countries as it was conducted in violation of U.N. sanctions and comes just a few weeks after a nuclear bomb test.

The country claimed that the rocket was carrying a satellite called Kwangmyongsong-4, named after deceased leader Kim Jong Il and that it would be making a polar orbit of the Earth every 94 minutes.

North Korea had told U.N. agencies that it planned to launch the satellite but it caused concern as it was viewed as a test for a long-range missile. Read more.



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