The North Korean regime alarmed nations around the world when it successfully launched a long-range rocket.
The Foreign Secretary William Hague summoned the ambassador of the secretive state to explain why it had flouted UN Security Council resolutions.
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One story dominates Thursday's front pages with some newspapers printing emotive pleas to voters to keep the United Kingdom as one.
After a mild start temperatures should pick up, with the south of England seeing highs of 26C.
In Edinburgh tonight you can hear it and feel it. The buzz, the banter of the day and the thrilling sense something big is coming tomorrow.