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North Korea has defied International pressure and launched a rocket

April 12, 2012 thegtapatriot@yahoo.ca 4

North Korea has defied International pressure and launched a rocket

North Korea on Friday launched its controversial rocket carrying a weather satellite, South Korea’s Defence Ministry and U.S. officials said.

A spokesman for the Defence Ministry in Seoul told reporters at a briefing that the launch at taken place at 0739 local time (2239 GMT) and that South Korea and the United States were checking whether it had been a success.

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NDMA rules out tsunami threat after 8.7 quake strikes off Indonesia

April 11, 2012 thegtapatriot@yahoo.ca 1

NDMA rules out tsunami threat to India after 8.7 quake strikes off Indonesia

The Indonesian president said on Wednesday there was no immediate threat of a tsunami from an 8.6-magnitude earthquake that struck off Sumatra island.

Indonesia has issued its own tsunami warning and an Indian Ocean-wide alert was also issued after the quake, but President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono said there was no immediate threat.

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