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South Korea launches its first rocket into space

South Korea launches its first rocket into space

South Korea has launched its first rocket into space just a week after the Naro Space Centre abandoned a first attempt because of a software glitch.

Seoul says the launch is meant to get the country into the satellite market, but North Korea remains skeptical.

Al Jazeera’s Tony Birtley reports from Seoul, the South Korean capital.


Gaza children head back to school

Gaza children head back to school

Gaza’s children are starting a new school year, but Israel’s blockade and its January war on the territory mean many are doing so without adequate supplies. Al Jazeera’s Ayman Mohyeldin reports from one school in Gaza where classes are resuming.


Al-Megrahi’s release sparks row

Al-Megrahi’s release sparks row

The diplomatic feud over the homecoming of Abdel Basset al-Megrahi, the man convicted in the Lockerbie bomber, is deepening after the 57-year-old was given a warm reception by the Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi.

Al Jazeera’s Nadim Baba reports from London.


Women ‘win’ Afghan vote

Women ‘win’ Afghan vote

Few Afghan women ventured out to cast their ballots in country’s election, but several ran in provincial elections alongside the presidential poll.

Al Jazeera’s Zeina Khodr reports on why Afghanistan’s female candidates were already winners, even before the elections took place.