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LeapSecond-063015.jpg The last minute of this June will have 61 seconds in it, as an extra "leap second" is added to the official time set by atomic clocks, after a gap of three years. The mean solar day - the average length of a day, based on how long it takes Earth to rotate - is about 86,400.002 seconds long. As Earth's rotation gradually slows down due to gravitational forces and other influences, atomic time (UTC

aiib-062915.jpg Representatives of 50 nations have agreed to a deal that creates the China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), a new international financial institution set to rival the World Bank and Asian Development Bank. Representatives from 57 Prospective Founding Members (PFMs) of the Bank gathered Monday in Beijing at a Signing Ceremony of the Bank's Articles of Agreement at the Great Hall o

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