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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.


South Koreans cash in on cyber gaming craze

 

In South Korea, one third of the population is playing internet games.

For some, it is not only a hobby but a well-paid profession. Corporations sponsor teams and provide housing where players live and practice together.

Al Jazeera’s David Hawkins reports from a competition in Seoul, where thousands of fans cheer the contestants.