North Korea's planned rocket launch could happen as early as this morning, defying calls from around the world for the country to abandon the launch.
The rocket launch window opened at 8:00am (AEST), with North Korea saying Monday is the last opportunity to launch the three-stage rocket.
The rocket's flight path will take it south past the Philippines and over central Australia. The United States and its allies have denounced the launch as a disguised ballistic missile test.
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