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Embarrassed by rocket crash, North Korea may try nuclear test

North Korea said its much hyped long-range rocket launch failed on Friday, in a very rare and embarrassing public admission of failure by the hermit state and a blow for its new young leader who faces

N. Korea missile, nuclear scheme 'in Kim Jong-Il's will'


A top North Korean defector on Thursday said he had obtained the last will and testament of Kim Jong-Il, in which the late leader purportedly urges his nation to develop weapons of mass destruction.

North Korea says fuel being injected into rocket


North Korea said on Wednesday it was injecting fuel into a long-range rocket 'as we speak' ahead of a launch condemned by its neighbors and the West.

The launch is set to take place between Thursday

North Korea to hold rare party meet ahead of launch


North Korea on Wednesday readied a historic party conference to bolster its young new leader as the US demanded the country call off a planned rocket launch in favour of a 'better future'.

The confer

China, between a rocket and a hard place on North Korea


A joke circulating among officials in Beijing pretty much underlines the bind China is in over North Korea's plans to send a satellite into space.

North Korea's young ruler Kim Jong-un phones a Chine

Rocket in position at launch pad in North Korea


North Korean space officials have moved all three stages of a long-range rocket into position for a controversial launch, vowing Sunday to push ahead with their plan in defiance of international warni

Japan deploys missiles in Tokyo as North Korea plans rocket launch


Japan has deployed missile batteries in Tokyo and dispatched destroyers carrying interceptor missiles as it boosts its defences against a planned North Korean rocket launch this month.

Pyongyang sa

Pentagon urges North Korea to give up missile launch


The US Department of Defence has urged North Korea not to go ahead with its plans to launch a satellite.

"The North Koreans will be violating Security Council resolutions if they move ahead with such

North Korea threatens to bury enemies at sea

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un has threatened "to bury enemies at sea" if there are any attempts to hinder Pyongyang's long-range rocket launch, which is scheduled for April, the Yonhap news agency r

N.Korea's young leader fared poorly in Swiss school: Report

North Korea's young leader Kim Jong-Un, who was schooled in Switzerland, obtained poor grades in school and was often absent, according to a Swiss newspaper report.

Kim, who is 29, was absent for 75

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