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1969-12-31 17:00:00 -0700

Picture taken from North Korean TV and released by South Korean news agency Yonhap on February 7, 2016 shows North Korea's rocket launch of earth observation satellite Kwangmyong 4North Korea said Sunday it had successfully put a satellite into orbit, with a rocket launch widely condemned as another defiant step towards a missile capable of striking the US mainland. The launch, which violated multiple UN resolutions, amounted to the North raising the stakes against an international community already struggling to punish Pyongyang for its nuclear test barely a month ago. There was no immediate external confirmation that the final stage of the satellite-bearing rocket had successfully achieved orbit, although the US Strategic Command said it had tracked "the missile launch into space".


2016-02-07 03:57:22 -0700

Rescue personnel help a child rescued at the site where a 17-storey apartment building collapsed during an earthquake in TainanBy Yimou Lee TAINAN, Taiwan (Reuters) - Rescuers in Taiwan pulled more people alive from a collapsed apartment tower on Sunday, a day after a strong earthquake shook the island, and kept searching for about 120 people still believed trapped in the ruins of the building.


2016-02-07 00:17:51 -0700