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5. 4. 3. 2. 1. 1… An extra second to see out 2016

PARIS: As if 2016 has not been long enough, the year's dying minute will last an extra second to make up for time lost to Earth's slowing rotation, timekeepers say. Countries that use Coordinated Universal Time -- several West African nations, Britain, Ireland and Iceland -- will add the leap second during the midnight countdown to 2017 -- making the year's final minute 61 seconds long. For others, the timing will be determined by the time zone they live in, relative to UTC. "This extra second, or leap second, makes…