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N Korea space preps questioned

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North Korea says it is making full scale preparations to launch a rocket carrying a communications satellite.

It gave no date for the launch, which its neighbours fear may be a cover for the test of a long range missile.

Recent satellite photographs of the launch site have led the US and other countries to think that the north could be gearing up to fire its most advanced missile.

John Sudworth reports.

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