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Satellite shots show epic scale of world's longest oversea bridge (IMAGES)

Satellite images are showing off just how enormous China’s almost-finished mega-bridge is. Stretching for 34 miles, it connects Hong Kong, Macau, and the mainland’s southern city of Zhuhai. The bridge is expected to become the world’s longest cross-sea bridge when it opens to traffic later this summer, cutting travel time in half for commuters. Photos captured by satellite imagery service ...

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Blood Moon rising: Longest lunar eclipse of the century burns dark red (PHOTO, VIDEO)

Avid astronomers and amateur stargazers the world over were treated to an incredible lunar light show when the moon transformed from its usual bright color to an orb of burned orange and red for nearly two hours. The quirky color change was part of the longest lunar eclipse of the century, with people from as far away as Germany, Greece ...

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‘Blood moon’ takes over night sky in longest lunar eclipse of the century (WATCH LIVE)

Published time: 27 Jul, 2018 18:19 Edited time: 27 Jul, 2018 19:09 People in many countries turn their eyes to the sky on Friday night to see the crimson Moon as our planet’s satellite moves into the Earth’s shadow in the longest lunar eclipse of the century, lasting over 100 minutes. The total eclipse will continue for 1 hour, 42 ...

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Putin orders construction of world’s longest bridge

Russian President Vladimir Putin has instructed the government to work out a plan to construct a bridge connecting Sakhalin Island in the country’s Far East with mainland Russia. Read more “The question of building a bridge between Sakhalin and the mainland has long been discussed, for decades. It has long been a dream of the people living on the island,” ...

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Longest lunar eclipse of the century is coming: What you need to know

The longest lunar eclipse of the 21st century and the chance to see Mars up close is almost upon us, here’s everything you need to know to catch the mesmerizing event. On Friday July 27 the lunar eclipse will stretch across most of Europe and Asia, Australia, Africa and part of South America. North and central Americans won’t be able ...

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Indian man with world’s longest fingernails has them clipped & put on display in New York (GRAPHIC)

The holder of the Guinness world record for the longest fingernails has finally decided to trim his alpha-keratin opus, which grew over past 66 years to a combined length of a city bus and will now be put on display in New York. Shridhar Chillal, 82, has not used nail clippers on his left hand since 1952, when a teacher ...

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Trump calls in British reinforcements as America’s longest war drags on

British Prime Minister Theresa May announced that the UK will almost double its troop numbers in Afghanistan, after a request by US president Donald Trump. The war in Afghanistan shows no signs of ending, 17 years after it began. Britain will send 440 troops to Afghanistan, bringing its total number of deployed forces to around 1,100. The troops will train ...

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This month’s ‘blood moon’ eclipse to be the longest of the century

Lunar lovers, rejoice. The longest lunar eclipse of the 21st century is taking place this month, and will briefly turn the Moon an eerie shade of red. NASA explains the entire event will go on for about four hours, while the ‘blood moon’ phenomenon itself will be visible for an hour and 43 minutes at its peak. July is a ...

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Russia ready to extend world’s longest railway from Siberia through Korean peninsula

The world’s longest railway spanning almost the entire length of Russia – the Trans-Siberian – could get an extension to North and South Korea. A memorandum on the project was signed 10 years ago, but talks have been frozen after relations between the two Koreas deteriorated. The recent thaw has seen Seoul and Pyongyang more open to improving ties. Read ...

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27 months in 3 minutes: How Russia built Europe’s longest bridge (TIMELAPSE VIDEO)

Published time: 17 May, 2018 17:37 Edited time: 17 May, 2018 17:49 It took thousands of people and 27 months to build a 19km bridge connecting Crimea to Russia’s mainland. This is how the titanic construction project unfolded – compressed in tree minutes of stunning timelapse footage. The Crimean bridge was opened earlier this week for cars. The video clip ...

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