North Korea rocket launch window opens

People watch a news report on North Korea's planned rocket launch as the TV shows file footage of North Korea's Unha-3 rocket which launched in 2012, at a railway station in Seoul on February 3, 2016A one-week window opened Sunday for North Korea’s launch of a long-range rocket — widely-condemned by the international community as a disguised ballistic missile test linked to its nuclear weapons programme. Signs that a launch was imminent were confirmed when Pyongyang on Saturday shortened and brought forward the launch window it had declared to UN agencies. The rocket, carrying an earth observation satellite, will now blast off between February 7-14 — instead of the previous schedule of February 8-25.

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