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N Korea orders UN inspectors out

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The North Korean government has ordered all international nuclear inspectors to leave the country, because it has been ''insulted'' by criticism of its rocket launch.

North Korea insists it was part of a peaceful space programme, not a test for a long-range missile.

It has now said it is pulling out of talks on ending its nuclear programme and will reactivate its nuclear facilities.

Alix Kroeger reports.

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