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December 12, 2012
N. Korea put object into orbit: NORAD
Washington (AFP) Dec 12, 2012
North American Aerospace Defense Command officials said North Korea appeared to have successfully launched an object in orbit on a missile, marking a technological success for the hermit nation. North Korea had confirmed hours earlier the launch of a long-range rocket on Wednesday and said it had succeeded in its mission of placing a satellite into orbit. A previous launch of the same Unha-3 rocket in April had ended in failure, with the carrier exploding shortly after take-off. "North Ameri ... read more
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Mystery Air Force space plane launched
A secret U.S. Air Force space plane has been launched from Cape Canaveral in Florida on its third classified mission, officials said. ... more

North Korea successfully launches long-range rocket
North Korea fired a long-range rocket Wednesday days before the first anniversary of its former ruler's death, magnifying the threat posed by the nuclear-armed state and provoking outrage from the US. ... more

UN Security Council to meet over N. Korean launch
The UN Security Council will meet Wednesday to discuss North Korea's launch of a long-range rocket in defiance of threats of sanctions, a Western diplomat said. ... more
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N. Korea rocket raises nuclear stakes: analysts
North Korea's rocket launch is evidence of a new ballistic missile capability that sharply raises the stakes over Pyongyang's nuclear programme and poses a direct threat to the United States, analysts say. ... more


WikiLeaks suspect treated like 'zoo animal': lawyer
In his final plea to have charges dropped against WikiLeaks suspect Bradley Manning, a defense lawyer Tuesday compared his harsh detention conditions to those of a "zoo animal." ... more
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US seen as 'first among equals' in 2030: intel report
The United States will likely be the "first among equals" in 2030 in an increasingly chaotic world where China is the top economy and demand soars for resources, a US intelligence report said Monday. ... more
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Missiles on Syria border prelude to intervention: report
NATO's deployment of Patriot missiles on Turkey's restive border with Syria is a prelude to military intervention in the country to help "terrorist groups," a pro-regime newspaper reported on Tuesday. ... more

US military to keep 'strong' role in Mideast: Panetta
The US military will retain a "strong presence" in the Middle East despite a strategic shift to Asia, Defence Secretary Leon Panetta said on Tuesday during a visit to Kuwait. ... more

More F-16s for Egypt fuels arms debate
The U.S. decision to send Egypt 20 Lockheed Martin F-16 fighter jets as the new Islamic president in Cairo is making dictatorial moves will fuel growing criticism in the United States and Europe of arming regimes that shun democracy. ... more
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Israeli forces raid offices of West Bank NGOs
Israeli forces raided the West Bank offices of three Palestinian non-governmental organisations overnight, confiscating computers and other material, one of them said on Tuesday. ... more

Canada announces new sanctions against Iran
Canada's Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird announced more sanctions against Iran Tuesday, ramping up pressure on Tehran to scrap its nuclear program. ... more
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India minister: we must accept China in our backyard
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Iran says ready for IAEA talks on issues of 'concern'
Iran is ready to discuss issues of "concern" about its disputed nuclear programme with UN atomic watchdog experts during their planned visit to Tehran this week, the foreign ministry said on Tuesday. ... more

World powers watching closely Iran-IAEA talks
World powers keen to re-start diplomatic efforts to resolve the Iranian nuclear crisis will be closely watching a UN atomic agency trip to Tehran on Thursday for any indications of a change in mood. ... more
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US drone strike kills at least three in Pakistan

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Brazil's Rousseff grounds fighter choice until economy takes off
Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff on Tuesday tied the decision on a fighter jet in a deal worth billions of dollars to the country's economy picking up. ... more

Pakistani Taliban threaten politicians
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World powers watching closely Iran-IAEA talks
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Syria troops battle rebels around Damascus

US air strike kills Qaeda leader: websites

Canada reconsidering F-35 fighter purchase: reports

More than 63,000 Syrian refugees in Iraq: UN

US agency chief seeks to ease airplane electronics ban

Iran condemns US nuclear test

Iran warships dock in Sudan

China gives hijackers death sentences

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