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India test-fires ‘China killer’ missile capable of reaching Beijing, Europe

This handout image from India's Defense Ministry shows a long range missile being fired off from a mobile launcher from Wheeler Island, off the coast of India.

MSNBC…

India test-fired a nuclear-capable, long-range missile capable of reaching deep inside China and Europe Thursday, television stations showed, putting the emerging Asian power into an elite club of nations with intercontinental nuclear defense capabilities. Full Report →

India to test new long-range missile this week

Indian army tanks on display during the Republic Day parade in New Delhi in January 2012. India hopes this week to join a select group of countries with intercontinental missiles by holding the first test flight of a new long-range nuclear-capable rocket, officials said Monday. AFP

Associated Foreign Press…

India hopes this week to join a select group of countries with intercontinental missiles by holding the first test flight of a new long-range nuclear-capable rocket, officials said Monday. Full Report →

North Korea’s rocket launch ends in failure: South Korea

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un

Related: Clinton Warns North Korea of UN Action if Rocket Launched

Reuters…

North Korea’s much hyped long-range rocket launch on Friday ended in apparent failure, South Korean officials said, dealing a blow to the prestige of the reclusive and impoverished state that defied international pressure to push ahead with the plan. Full Report →

Official: North Korea Missile Launch Expected in Next 24 to 48 Hours

ABC News…

North Korea is expected to launch a long-range rocket in the next 24 to 48 hours, according to a U.S. official. Full Report →

Defiant North Korea begins injecting fuel into rocket

A North Korean scientist looks at a monitor showing the Unha-3 (Milky Way 3) rocket on a launch pad at the West Sea Satellite Launch Site, at the satellite control centre of the Korean Committee of Space Technology on the outskirts of Pyongyang April 11, 2012. Credit: Reuters/Bobby Yip

Reuters…

Impoverished North Korea rejected international protests over its planned long-range rocket launch and said on Wednesday that it was injecting fuel “as we speak”, meaning it could blast off as early as Thursday. Full Report →

North Korea ‘planning third nuclear test’

The Financial Times…

SEOUL, April 8 – North Korea, pressing ahead with a rocket launch in defiance of a UN resolution, is also preparing a third nuclear weapons test, South Korean news reports said on Sunday, a move bound to scare neighbors and infuriate the west.

South Korea’s Yonhap news agency quoted an unidentified intelligence source as saying North Korea was “clandestinely preparing a nuclear test” at the same location as the first two.

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Red Alert: Pentagon activates missile defenses for North Korean launch

Washington Free Beacon…

The Pentagon recently activated its global missile shield in anticipation of North Korea’s launch of a long-range missile, according to defense officials.

The measures include stepped-up electronic monitoring, deployment of missile interceptor ships, and activation of radar networks to areas near the Korean peninsula and western Pacific.

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