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No school, no hair cut: one girl’s journey through one of the world’s longest Covid lockdowns

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When she finally cut her hair, Antonella Bordon had trouble sleeping. At the age of 12, her first haircut meant more to her than a simple change of style. For most of her childhood, Bordon’s silky hair ran all the way...

‘Beaver moon’ will feature longest partial lunar eclipse in centuries

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Stargazers across North America can expect to be dazzled by a red-hued “beaver” full moon on Thursday night and into Friday morning, during the longest partial lunar eclipse in almost six centuries. Lunar eclipses hap...

Great Britain’s retailers hit by longest spending slump since 1996

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Retail sales in Great Britain fell unexpectedly for the fifth month running in September, marking the worst slump for high street shops and online sales since modern records began in 1996. The Office for National Stat...

NSW reports ‘dramatic drop’ in new Covid cases as Melbourne edges closer to world’s longest lockdown

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Victoria’s Covid infections have dropped slightly with Melbourne’s 246-day lockdown to become the world’s longest on Tuesday. And while New South Wales recorded a substantial drop in local Covid-19 cases on Sunday, th...

Cathedral bells ring out as New Zealand welcomes godwits after longest migration

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Thousands of migrating birds have been welcomed back to New Zealand to the sound of cathedral bells, after making one of the longest avian migration flights in the world. Eastern bar-tail godwits, or kuaka in Māori, l...

We walked the world’s longest suspension bridge in Portugal’s natural playground

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‘Three, two, one, and … jump!” yelled Rafael, our rafting guide. Into the air my youngest son leapt, not a moment’s hesitation, arms akimbo, legs kicking vainly against emptiness. Below him swirled the freezing, froth...

Where the buffalo roam: world’s longest wildlife bridge could cross the Mississippi

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Between Iowa and Illinois, spanning the only stretch of the Mississippi River that flows from east to west, sits an exhausted 55-year-old cement bridge. Each day 42,000 cars drive across the ageing structure, which is...

Starwatch: solstice brings longest day to northern hemisphere

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The northern hemisphere’s summer solstice arrives at the end of this week. It marks the moment at which the Sun reaches its most northerly point in the sky. As a result, the northern hemisphere experiences its longest...

World’s longest pedestrian suspension bridge Arouca 516 opens in Portugal – video

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The world’s longest pedestrian suspension bridge has been completed in Portugal. The bridge, Arouca 516, sits 175 metres above the River Paiva in the north of the country. Its 516 metre-long walkway breaks the record ...

World’s longest pedestrian suspension bridge opens in Portugal

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The world’s longest pedestrian suspension bridge has been completed in northern Portugal, where residents of the nearby town hope the tourist attraction will help revive a region whose economy was devastated by the Co...

Inside Afghanistan as troops prepare to leave after the US’s longest war

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Fawzia Koofi is an Afghan politician who for the past few years has been one of the few women in peace talks with the Taliban. Last August she was wounded in an assassination attempt. She discusses the attack and the ...

Is America’s longest forever war really coming to an end?

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Last Wednesday, President Joe Biden announced he would withdraw all US ground troops from Afghanistan by September 11, the two-decade anniversary of the attacks that brought on the war. Then he visited the fallen at A...

The longest shift: portraits of the people holding Los Angeles together

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Last March, California became the first US state to impose a stay-at-home order in a desperate attempt to curb the spread of the coronavirus. Millions of workers across the state saw their jobs abruptly turn high-risk...

What is the longest barren streak a club has endured at a rival’s ground?

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Plus: Coventry’s ground-hopping, a 16-goal swing and the highest honour bestowed on a referee“Everton had not won at Anfield since 1999 until their recent 2-0 victory,” begins Tom Solan. “What is the longest a team ha...