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Cambodia earns Guinness Record for longest woven scarf

PHNOM PENH: Cambodia won a place in the Guinness book of World Records Sunday for a 1,100-metre (3,600-foot) long version of the country's popular krama scarf. Supported by a youth movement with links to the nation's ruling party, more than 23,000 people took part in the six-month weaving marathon outside Phnom Penh's Royal Palace. Thousands of young people then rolled out the krama along a street in the capital Sunday for a visiting Guinness official to measure the garment. "With 1,149.8 meters, you have set a new…

Pelosi gives longest US House speech in more than a century

WASHINGTON: Top US House Democrat Nancy Pelosi made history Wednesday by delivering the longest address to the chamber in at least 108 years, speaking for more than eight hours about protecting young undocumented migrants from deportation. The veteran California Democrat, who turns 78 next month, took the floor at 10:04 am (1504 GMT) and began to speak. And she kept speaking. And speaking. And speaking. Eight hours and seven minutes later, at 6:11 pm, she relinquished the floor -- an entire work day standing at her…

Shehbaz inaugurates Punjab’s longest underpass in Lahore

LAHORE: Chief Minister Punjab Shehbaz Sharif on Sunday inaugurated province's longest underpass in Lahore. The Beijing Underpass is 1.3 kilometre long has been completed in 125 days. The height of the underpass is 5.1 metres which is suitable for all vehicles to pass. Around 175,000 vehicles will benefit from this underpass which has been built on a cost of Rs3.1 billion rupees. The government estimates that 994 million rupees will be based due to fuel costs, less carbon emissions and environment friendly landscaping…

China launches longest manned space mission

BEIJING: China launched its longest manned space mission on Monday, sending two astronauts into orbit to spend a month aboard an space laboratory that is part of a broader plan to have a permanent manned space station in service around 2022. The Shenzhou 11 blasted off on a Long March rocket at 7:30 am (07:30 p.m. EDT) from the remote launch site in Jiuquan, in the Gobi desert, in images carried live on state television. The astronauts will dock with the Tiangong 2 space laboratory, or "Heavenly Palace 2", which was sent…