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'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.

Fuel prices stay unchanged

PETALING JAYA: Motorists were queuing up to pump fuel at petrol stations around the country, expecting a price hike after midnight. But it did not happen.

Singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell hospitalized

REUTERS - Groundbreaking singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell, one of the stars of the Woodstock era, was rushed to a hospital on Tuesday afternoon, celebrity news website TMZ.com reported.

We need a bit of humour

APRIL Fool’s Day: it used to be great fun when I was a kid. Well, it was fun in theory because I never could think up any really good trick. And even if I did, I was too chicken to carry it out.

Paris has been deemed the worlds best city for dating in a new global Time Out survey. - Photo: AFP

The best cities in the world to fall in love

The world’s best city for dating and finding love goes to...Paris! Kuala Lumpur is No 3!

Honda announces cheaper CKD cars

KUALA LUMPUR: Will car prices go down after GST comes into effect? Honda answers that much-asked question with a clear yes. It has announced that locally assembled models will be RM500 to RM2,500 cheaper with the deployment of the goods and services tax (GST) from today.

GST – on with it, but let’s implement it right

THE Goods and Services Tax (GST) takes off officially today. By the time you read this, you may have already made a transaction in which the mandatory 6% shows up in the bill.

Broadly lower car prices as GST kicks in

KUALA LUMPUR: Toyota and Lexus cars will see price reductions of up to RM4,000 or 2%, with the implementation of GST (goods and services tax) on April 1.

Relieved: (From left) TMI editors Amin, Morais and Zulkifli posing for the camera after they were released from the Dang Wangi police station.

TMI editors freed after remand request denied

KUALA LUMPUR: Three editors from The Malaysian Insider (TMI) walked out of the Dang Wangi police headquarters to cheers from Malaysian journalists after police failed to get a remand order on them.

Husband-and-wife enterprise: Wan (in red) and her husband Loke, 55, have been running their stall for the past 16 years in TTDI. — Photos by AZMAN GHANI

‘Rojak buah’ a perennial favourite that represents Malaysian society

ONE snack that truly reflects Malaysian society and culture is rojak — an eclectic mix of different ingredients and flavours that come together as a tasty dish.

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Supporters of the presidential candidate Muhammadu Buhari and his All Progressive Congress (APC) party celebrate in Kano March 31, 2015. Nigeria's opposition APC declared an election victory on Tuesday for former military ruler Buhari and said Africa's most populous nation was witnessing history with its first democratic transfer of power.   REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

Nigeria's Buhari praises Jonathan for peaceful handover

ABUJA (Reuters) - Nigerian election winner Muhammadu Buhari congratulated outgoing president Goodluck Jonathan for peacefully relinquishing power on Wednesday, a day after becoming the first Nigerian politician to unseat a sitting leader at the ballot box.

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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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