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Cathay Pacific plans world’s longest passenger flight, avoiding Russia

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Cathay Pacific is planning the world’s longest passenger flight by rerouting its New York to Hong Kong service over the Atlantic instead of the Pacific, the airline has said, in a new path that steers clear of Russia....

Aberdeen to Penzance: the spectacular sights of Britain’s longest train journey

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Once a week, a train pulls out of Aberdeen station at 08.20 and heads south. There’s no great fanfare, no particular sense of occasion, and the train itself is only five coaches long. Egter, everything else about th...

‘Snoop Dogg is advertising Just Eat, but it is me that has to deliver it’: the courier leading the UK’s longest gig-economy strike

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“Don’t do it, brother!” shouts Parirs Dixon as a Just Eat delivery driver approaches a branch of Greggs in Sheffield city centre with his bag open, ready to fill with pastries. “Did you not know about the strike?” The...

Term starts in Uganda – but world’s longest shutdown has left schools in crisis

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The gate that once proudly displayed the name of Godwins primary school in Kampala has been removed. The compound, where pupils played at break time, is now a parking area for trucks ferrying goods to the nearby marke...

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. Op die ouderdom van 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 berig 'dramatiese daling' in nuwe Covid -gevalle, aangesien Melbourne nader kom aan die langste sluiting ter wêreld

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Victoria se Covid-infeksies het effens gedaal met die 246 dae lange sluiting van Melbourne om Dinsdag die langste ter wêreld te word. En terwyl Nieu-Suid-Wallis Sondag 'n aansienlike afname in plaaslike Covid-19-gevalle aangeteken het, de ...

Katedraalklokke lui terwyl Nieu -Seeland goddeloosheid na die langste migrasie verwelkom

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Duisende trekvoëls is terugverwelkom na Nieu -Seeland met die geluid van katedraalklokke, nadat hy een van die langste voëlmigrasievlugte ter wêreld gemaak het. Oostelike bar-tail godwits, of kuaka in Māori, l ...

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

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‘Three, two, een, 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, wat 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 gevolg daarvan, 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...

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