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CERN proves The Force exists

LONDON: From a supermarket putting in trampolines for customers to reach the top shelf to prestigious CERN saying it has proved The Force exists, Wednesday brought April Fool's spoofs a-plenty.

Najib goes shopping, observes GST implementation

KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak on Wednesday shopped for some essential items at the Kota Damansara Giant hypermarket as he observed the implementation of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) and its impact on consumer goods.

Thai official dies during walkabout at Rasa Ria nature reserve

KOTA KINABALU: A senior Thai government official died after taking a walk at the Rasa Ria Nature Reserve in Tuaran, some 35km from the state capital.

Safe too heavy for bumbling burglars

MIRI: A group of burglars bit off more than they could chew when they found themselves unable to get into a safe they had stolen.

Cho Hyun-ah, also known as Heather Cho, daughter of chairman of Korean Air Lines, Cho Yang-ho, is surrounded by media upon her arrival at the Seoul Western District Prosecutor's Office in Seoul December 17, 2014. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji

Korean Air chief's daughter seeks leniency in 'nut rage' appeal

SEOUL (Reuters) - The former Korean Air Lines executive jailed for her outburst over in-flight service, known as the "nut rage" case, asked for leniency during an appeal hearing on Wednesday as she sought to reduce her one-year prison term.

India's police arrest four Bangladeshi nationals over gang rape of nun

KOLKATA (AFP): The Indian police said on Wednesday they have arrested four Bangladeshi nationals in connection with the rape of an elderly nun that sent shockwaves through the Christian community.

Getty heir dies in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES, April 1, 2015 (AFP) - Andrew Getty, one of their heirs to the Getty oil fortune, died Tuesday at the age of 47 in his Los Angeles mansion, news reports said.

India's police seek cow 'mugshots' to enforce beef ban

MUMBAI (AFP): The police in a west Indian township have asked cattle owners to supply photographs of their animals to help enforce the state's tough new ban on beef, an officer said on Wednesday.

World’s oldest person dies at 117 in Japan

TOKYO: The world’s oldest person, Misao Okawa, died in Japan on Wednesday, a month after celebrating her 117th birthday.

'Silver porn' shows fifty shades of greying Japan

TOKYO (AFP): Dressed in a kimono and kneeling silently on a tatami mat floor, 61-year-old Yasue Tomita looks as if she might be about to perform a Japanese tea ceremony - instead she's debuting as a porn actress.

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Yemen's problem is ex-president not Houthis - foreign minister

RIYADH (Reuters) - Yemen's main problem is not the Houthi fighters who have taken control of much of the country but their ally, former president Ali Abdullah Saleh, whose forces are better trained and armed, the country's foreign minister said.

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A truly golden outing for Malaysian bowlers in Macau

PETALING JAYA: Hats off to teenagers Rafiq Ismail and Natasha Roslan.
These two teen titans helped Malaysia cap their best-ever performance at the Asian Youth Tenpin Bowling Championships with two more gold medals when they captured the boys’ and girls’ Masters titles in Macau on Tuesday.

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Having a meal together: (From left) City University students Sitiazeera Ubayathulla (front), Aminathu Sithiga Chelvan Salim (second left), Chadramathy (front), and Kamal Muhamad Azman (back) said they would find cheaper alternatives to fast food once GST sets in.
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