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North Koreans celebrate launch

Thousands of people have rallied in the North Korean capital Pyong Yang to celebrate a long range rocket launch by the country earlier this week. The United Nations Security Council has condemned North Korea for the launch.

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North Korea's official announcement of satellite launch

North Korea's state-run TV station KRT announced the successful launch of a satellite into orbit earlier today.

The announcement was greeted with cheers in parts of the capital Pyongyang.

The newsreader says: "The second version of the satellite Kwangmyongsong-3 successfully lifted off from the Sohae Space Center in Cholsan County, by carrier rocket Unha-3 on Wednesday. The satellite successfully entered its preset orbit."

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