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North Korea to launch rocket, sparking Western fears

North Korea will launch a satellite mounted on a rocket to mark the 100th birthday of its late former President Kim Il-sung, state media reported.

(BBC) Seoul - North Korean state media said the country will launch a satellite mounted on a rocket between 12 and 16 April. South Korea said the launch would be a "grave provocation" and Japan urged the North to "exercise restraint".

The move is seen as violating UN Security Council resolutions passed after a similar launch in 2009.

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Modi's Fight Against "Fake News" Looks A Whole Lot Like Censorship

The Modi government’s attempts to censor the media and intimidate independent journalism pose a grave danger to Indian democracy.

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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on TV

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A distinct chill has set in this January.

The first month of the New Year has spelt trouble for anybody interested in India’s future as a democracy – where freedom of expression ought to be guaranteed. Not to speak of our newly minted status as the "mother of democracy."

There are things happening, which must be seen together to understand the reality: Censorship is here.

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