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Mount Everest is 86 centimeters higher than previously thought: Nepal, China joint survey announce revised height

China and Nepal jointly announced a new height for Mount Everest, putting an end to controversy surrounding the exact height of the highest point in the world. The new official height is 8,848.86 metres, according to Chinese state media Xinhua News Agency. The new height would be based on trigonometric and GPS measurements carried out […]