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North Korea says it will launch long-range rocket

North Korea said Friday it would launch a long-range rocket next month to put a satellite into orbit, a move that would breach a United Nations ban imposed after previous launches. The announcement came just 16 days after the North’s new leaders agreed to suspend long-range missile tests as part…

North Korea says Kim’s body to lie in state

SEOUL — North Korea Thursday announced plans to honour late leader Kim Jong-Il, saying his body would lie in state in a Pyongyang palace and memorial towers would be built nationwide. Kim died on December 17 of a heart attack at age 69 after 17 years in charge of the…

North Koreans bid farewell to Kim Jong-ll

Thousands of mourning North Koreans turned out for the memorial to say farewell to their long time leader Kim Jong-ll Wednesday morning. The three hour procession was led by Kim Jong-Un, who walked beside his father’s coffin as they traveled through the Kumsusan Memorial Palace in Pyongyang, where long dead…

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