North Korean rocket puts object into space, angers neighbours, U.S.


EOUL: North Korea launched a long-range rocket on Sunday carrying what it called a satellite, but its neighbours and the United States denounced the launch as a missile test, conducted in defiance of UN sanctions and just weeks after a nuclear bomb test.
The US Strategic Command said it had detected a missile entering space, and South Korea´s military said the rocket had put an object into orbit.