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LG unveils new full-HD smartphone
LG unveils new full-HD smartphone

LG Electronics unveiled Monday the latest version of its flagship smartphone, boasting a higher resolution screen aimed at gaining a technical edge over bigger rivals like Samsung.

LG unveils new full-HD smartphone
BlackBerry to withdraw from Japan: reports
BlackBerry to withdraw from Japan: reports

Troubled smartphone maker BlackBerry will not launch its new models in Japan, reports said Friday, effectively heralding a pull-out from a booming smartphone market where it is being beaten by Apple.

BlackBerry to withdraw from Japan: reports
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Russia-launched satellite plunges into Pacific: official

A Russian rocket carrying a US telecommunications satellite plunged into the Pacific Ocean on Friday only moments after being launched from a mobile sea platform.

Russia-launched satellite plunges into Pacific: official
Iran's Defence Minister Ahmad Vahidi. ©REUTERS
Space monkey 'big step' for Iran: defence minister

Iran took a "big step" towards sending astronauts into space by 2020, successfully launching a monkey above the Earth's atmosphere.

Space monkey 'big step' for Iran: defence minister
South Korean rocket launch set for Jan 30
South Korean rocket launch set for Jan 30

South Korea confirmed Thursday that it will make another bid on January 30 to put a satellite in orbit and join an elite club of global space powers that includes China, Japan and India.

South Korean rocket launch set for Jan 30
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S. Korea satellite rocket launch set for Jan 30-Feb 8

South Korea will make another bid at the end of this month to put a satellite in orbit and gain entry to an elite global space club that includes Asian powers China, India and Japan.

S. Korea satellite rocket launch set for Jan 30-Feb 8
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Kazakhstan approves Russia’s schedule of space vehicles launches from Baikonur for 2013

Baikonur is the first and largest cosmodrome in the world. Located in Kazakhstan, it is rented out to Russia till 2050.

Kazakhstan approves Russia’s schedule of space vehicles launches from Baikonur for 2013
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Japan to survey Pacific seabed for rare earth

Japan will launch a survey of its Pacific seabed, an official said Thursday, hoping to find rare earth deposits large enough to supply its high-tech industries and reduce its dependence on China.

Japan to survey Pacific seabed for rare earth
China launches rival GPS satellite system
China launches rival GPS satellite system

China has launched commercial and public services across the Asia-Pacific region on its domestic satellite navigation network built to rival the US global positioning system.

China launches rival GPS satellite system
North Korea is nuclear test-ready: US think-tank
North Korea is nuclear test-ready: US think-tank

North Korea has repaired extensive rain damage at its nuclear test facility and could conduct a detonation on two weeks notice, a US think-tank said Friday, citing satellite imagery analysis.

North Korea is nuclear test-ready: US think-tank
India condemns N. Korea rocket launch, tests own missile
India condemns N. Korea rocket launch, tests own missile

India condemned North Korea's long-range rocket launch on Wednesday even as it tested one of its own ballistic weapons, which were developed when India was a nuclear pariah itself.

India condemns N. Korea rocket launch, tests own missile
Kazakhstan’s Foreign Ministry. © Vladimir Dmitriyev
Kazakhstan’s Foreign Ministry makes a statement on the launch of a long-range rocket by North Korea

“We believe the move may have an adverse effect on the global non-proliferation regime and poses a threat of both regional and global scale”, the statement reads.

Kazakhstan’s Foreign Ministry makes a statement on the launch of a long-range rocket by North Korea
North Korea successfully launches long-range rocket
North Korea successfully launches long-range rocket

North Korea successfully launched a long-range rocket on Wednesday, sharply escalating the security threat posed by the nuclear-armed state and provoking concern from China and global condemnation.

North Korea successfully launches long-range rocket
Limited options to punish N. Korea rocket launch
Limited options to punish N. Korea rocket launch

With North Korea seemingly intent on going ahead with its planned rocket launch, the international community must decide how it can punish a country that has proved largely impervious to past sanctions.

Limited options to punish N. Korea rocket launch
US Navy deploys ships before North Korean launch
US Navy deploys ships before North Korean launch

The United States has deployed naval ships equipped with ballistic missile defenses and is monitoring North Korea "very closely" ahead of an anticipated rocket launch.

US Navy deploys ships before North Korean launch
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N. Korea completes installing rocket: report

North Korea has completed installing a long-range rocket on its launch pad, ahead of its planned launch this month in defiance of widespread international condemnation.

N. Korea completes installing rocket: report
N. Korea installs rocket on launch pad: report
N. Korea installs rocket on launch pad: report

North Korea has installed the first stage of a long-range rocket it plans to launch this month on the launch pad, defying international calls to cancel the mission.

N. Korea installs rocket on launch pad: report
S. Korea postpones rocket launch to 2013: official
S. Korea postpones rocket launch to 2013: official

South Korea has postponed its third bid to put a satellite in orbit until next year, after a technical problem forced the cancellation of last week's scheduled launch.

S. Korea postpones rocket launch to 2013: official
S. Korea readies new bid to join global space club
S. Korea readies new bid to join global space club

South Korea held a final dress rehearsal Wednesday for its third attempt to send a satellite into orbit and join an elite space club that includes Asian powers China, Japan and India.

S. Korea readies new bid to join global space club
N. Korea preparing for missile launch: Japanese media
N. Korea preparing for missile launch: Japanese media

US satellites have picked up signs that North Korea is preparing to launch a long-range missile.

N. Korea preparing for missile launch: Japanese media