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N Korea celebrates rocket launch

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Thousands of North Koreans have gathered for a rally to celebrate the country's rocket launch.

North Korea defied international warnings and went ahead with the controversial launch on Sunday.

State media said a satellite had been put into orbit and was transmitting data and revolutionary songs. The US said the attempt failed.

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