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Posted: January 31, 2013 at 3:32 a.m.

QUOTE OF THE DAY “The Islamist extremists have not been defeated; they have melted into the heat haze of the desert.” Alex Vines, head of the Africa program at Chatham House, as the French mission in Mali scored another success in its effort to dislodge al-Qaida-linked militants Article, this page New satellite working, S. Korea says SEOUL, South Korea — The first satellite launched from South Korean soil is working normally, officials said today, a day after Seoul achieved its space milestone amid high tensions over archrival North Korea’s recent threat to test a third nuclear device.

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