The U.N. Security Council has scheduled an emergency meeting Friday, in the aftermath of North Korea's rocket launch.

The launch was a failure, with the rocket breaking into pieces within minutes and the satellite failing to reach orbit. North Korea says its experts will be looking at what went wrong.

The U.S. and other countries around the world have condemned the launch as a violation of international resolutions banning North Korea from developing its nuclear and missile programs.


The White House described the launch as a "provocative action" that threatens regional security and violates international law.

North Korea says it's part of a peaceful effort to send a satellite into space to commemorate the anniversary of its founder's birth.

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