North Korea prepares to launch rocket
North Korea has readied a rocket for a launch from a forested valley in its remote northwest this week that will showcase the reclusive state's ability to fire a missile with the capacity to hit the continental United States.In a rare move, reporters were taken to the new Sohae launch station, close to the border with China, where work was in progress to ready the 30-metre high Unha-3 rocket and its satellite.The three-stage rocket was on the launch platform, indicating the launch will go ahead on plan between April 12-16.(Reuters)
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