North Korea

North Korea Orders More Rocket Launches

United Nations holds emergency talks

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NORTH Korea's leader has ordered more satellite launches two days after Pyongyang's long-range rocket launch triggered global outrage and UN condemnation.

Kim Jong-Un, who oversaw Wednesday's launch, stressed the need "to launch satellites in the future… to develop the country's science, technology and economy", according to the official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA).

North Korea says it placed a satellite in orbit for peaceful research, but critics say the launch amounted to a banned ballistic missile test that marked a major advance for the communist state's nuclear weapons programme.