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North Korea conducts third nuclear test in challenge to global community

North Korea followed through on its threats and conducted its third nuclear test on Tuesday, Monday night in the United States, believed to be its most powerful to date. The test was roundly criticized, even by North Korea's lone ally, China. A United Nations Security Council meeting has been called.

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North Korea signs mobile phone deal

An Egyptian telecommunications company, Orascom Telecom, says it's secured a license to bring mobile phone service to North Korea, as Cyrus Farivar reports.

North Korea update

The World's Mary Kay Magistad speaks with anchor Lisa Mullins about recent developments in North Korea.

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North Korea talks hit wall

The latest round of nuclear disarmament talks with North Korea ended today without an agreement. That means North Korea joins the list of unresolved foreign policy issues waiting for President-elect Barack Obama. The World's Matthew Bell reports.