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    North Korea Begins Fueling Rocket

    Image #: 17555091    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. North Korea said on Wednesday it was injecting fuel into a long-range rocket ahead of a launch condemned by its neighbours and the West. The launch is set to take place between Thursday and next Monday and has prompted neighbours such as the Philippines to re-route their air traffic.  REUTERS/Bobby Yip   (NORTH KOREA - Tags: POLITICS MILITARY SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)       REUTERS /BOBBY YIP /LANDOV

    Bobby Yip, Landov / Reuters

    North Korea could launch its rocket tomorrow, despite international objections and warnings. The hermit state said it is injecting fuel into its long-range rocket “as we speak,” meaning there is one more stage before it is ready to launch. North Korea claims the rocket is simply meant to put a weather satellite into orbit, but other countries say it is a disguised ballistic missile test. There is also concern that North Korea will follow the launch with nuclear tests, as it did in 2009. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said that “recent history strongly suggests that additional provocations may follow.”

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