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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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Russia considers building world's longest bridge connecting Sakhalin to mainland in Far East

The Russian government is looking at ways of connecting Sakhalin Island in the Far East to the mainland. One of the options is building a railroad bridge on a monumental scale. “Experts, consultants, and designers have considered all options, including the construction of a tunnel, but at the moment, the preference is given to a bridge both economically and from ...

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One of the world's longest gas pipelines from Russia to China almost complete

The construction of the 3,000km Power of Siberia gas pipeline or the eastern route, which is aimed to deliver Russian gas to China, will be completed by the end of the year. The announcement was made by Deputy Chairman of Gazprom Management Committee Vitaly Markelov, who said: “By 2019, we plan to eliminate technical gaps after testing.” The Power of ...

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World’s ‘longest’ underwater cave system discovered in Mexico (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

A group of divers have connected what is believed to be the world’s longest flooded cave system near the Mexican coastal city of Tulum in Quintana Roo, home to the ancient Maya civilization. The Gran Acuifero Maya (GAM) exploration and preservation group finally identified two distinct series of caves as a singular system after years of exploring the labyrinthine underwater ...

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Britain faces ‘longest fall in living standards since the 1950s’

Published time: 23 Nov, 2017 12:11 Britain is on track for the longest period of falling living standards since records began, a think tank has warned. Its analysis shows Chancellor Hammond’s budget will drive up inequality and see families suffer their biggest squeeze since the 1950s. The Resolution Foundation, a think tank which focuses on how to bolster living standards, ...

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VIDEO: Dustin Johnson hits longest drive on PGA Tour since 2013

Dustin Johnson nailed a 439-yard drive at the Bridgestone Invitational Thursday. The monster tee shot was on the 661 yard par-5 16th hole. Dustin Johnson (Gregory Shamus/Getty Images) Johnson finished the day at two under par, three back of the leader Thomas Pieters. Join the Conversation: facebook Tweet Sports Rss

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