The rocket carrying Kwangmyŏngsŏng-3, a North Korean Earth observation satellite, explodes shortly after launch.
Amid an early presidential election, mutinous soldiers take control of Bissau, Guinea-Bissau’s capital.
The ruling Saenuri Party, led by Park Geun-hye, retains its majority in the National Assembly of South Korea.
An 8.6-magnitude earthquake strikes 430 km (270 mi) off the coast of Indonesia, initially prompting tsunami warnings across the Indian Ocean.
In the United Kingdom, Neptune Collonges wins the Grand National horse race, in the event’s closest finish ever.