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December 10, 2012
N. Korea says it may delay controversial rocket launch
Seoul (AFP) Dec 9, 2012
North Korea said it may delay a much-criticised rocket launch originally scheduled for as early as Monday, as analysts say its efforts to mark a key anniversary were hampered by technical troubles. Scientists were "now seriously examining the issue of readjusting the launching time of the satellite for some reasons", the Korean Committee of Space Technology said in a statement carried by state media Sunday. The committee gave no further details. In a report late Sunday, South Korea's Yonhap ... read more
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From a distance it looks rather like a big rusty metal box but closer inspection reveals the latest achievement of Syrian rebels: a home-made armoured vehicle waiting to be deployed. ... more

Air Force Space Command's roots traced back to the 1940s
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USAF Hopes Bulk Rocket Purchase Will Save Billions
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US drone strike kills at least three in Pakistan
US drones targeting a militant compound killed at least three people in a restive Pakistani tribal region near the Afghan border on Sunday, officials said. ... more


Qatar urges Arab peace offer review, brands Quartet failure
Qatar called at an Arab League ministerial meeting Sunday for a rethink of an Arab offer of normal ties with Israel in return for its pullout from occupied land and branded the international Quartet a failure. ... more
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Syria troops battle rebels around Damascus
Syrian troops battled rebels near Damascus on Saturday and launched air strikes on opposition strongholds in the south of the capital and on its northeastern outskirts, a watchdog said. ... more
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US air strike kills Qaeda leader: websites
A US air strike in Pakistan has killed an Al-Qaeda leader, Khaled Bin Abdel Rahman al-Hussainan, while he was having dinner after a day of fasting, the group announced late Friday. ... more

Dutch to send Patriot missiles to Turkey-Syria border
The Dutch cabinet on Friday gave the go-ahead to sending NATO Patriot missiles to Turkey to defend its border against Syria, along with a maximum 360 soldiers to operate them. ... more

Canada reconsidering F-35 fighter purchase: reports
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More than 63,000 Syrian refugees in Iraq: UN
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US agency chief seeks to ease airplane electronics ban
The head of the US agency that regulates telecommunications is calling for an easing of the ban on using mobile phones and other electronic devices on airplanes during takeoff and landing. ... more
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Iran condemns US nuclear test
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