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(LEAD) N. Korea says its satellite failed to enter orbit
SEOUL, April 13 (Yonhap) -- North Korea acknowledged Friday its long-range rocket failed to put a satellite into orbit, while South Korea, the United States and other regional powers condemned the lift-off as a provocative act.

"The earth observation satellite failed to enter its preset orbit," the official Korean Central News Agency said in a brief dispatch, noting scientists, technicians and experts were looking into the cause of the failure.