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Hyundai sasar kereta elektrik jarak jauh

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Hyundai sasar kereta elektrik jarak jauh

- SEOUL: Hyundai Motor Co mengumumkan rancangan syarikat untuk melancarkan kenderaan elektrik jarak jauh yang memiliki perbatuan pemanduan sekali cas mencecah 500 kilometer atau 311 batu menjelang 2021. Revolusi itu sekali gus menyaksikan usaha syarikat automotif cuba memadamkan kebimbangan pelaburnya terhadap usaha syarikat yang ketinggalan dalam perlumbaan kereta mesra alam. Pengeluar kereta Kia Motors Corp, yang turut berada pada kedudukan kelima dalam jualan kenderaan global itu turut berkata, mereka merancang untuk mengeluarkan 31 model mesra alam menjelang 2020, lebih tinggi berbanding 28 model yang diumumkan sebelum ini
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Tags: Vehicle Manufacturers |  Hyundai | 
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Tun Mahathir's challenge against RCI members' appointments shot down

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Tun Mahathir's challenge against RCI members' appointments shot down

- KUALA LUMPUR: Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has failed in his bid to quash the Royal Commission of Inquiry's (RCI) decision to dismiss his application to terminate two of the commission's panel members. The former premier filed a leave application on Aug 9 to initiate a judicial review to disqualify Tan Sri Mohd Sidek Hassan and Tan Sri Saw Choo Boon, who are sitting on the RCI panel investigating Bank Negara Malaysia's (BNM) foreign exchange (forex) losses in the 1980s and 1990s
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PM at NCER Development Blueprint launch and meet-the-people events in Penang today

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PM at NCER Development Blueprint launch and meet-the-people events in Penang today

- SEBERANG JAYA: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak met Penang Barisan Nasional leaders at The Light Hotel here this morning. Najib arrived at 10.40am, accompanied by state BN chairman Teng Chang Yeow and state Umno chairman Datuk Seri Zainal Abidin Osman. State BN and Umno leaders were on hand to greet him. The prime minister is in Penang today for a half-day visit, with back-to-back programmes with the people
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Baby dolphin dies after selfie-taking tourists in Spain pull it out of water

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Baby dolphin dies after selfie-taking tourists in Spain pull it out of water

- MADRID: Spanish animal lovers reacted with fury on Wednesday after a baby dolphin approached a holiday beach, where it died as bathers played with it and took pictures. A whale and dolphin conservation group, Equinac, said the incident occurred Saturday on the tourist beach of Mojacar, in the southeast of the country. Bathers played with the dolphin in the shallows, inadvertently blocking her breathing hole and pulling her from the water for pictures, probably causing stress that proved fatal, it said
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Nada raids drug dens; finds RMN, APM personnel getting high on meth

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Nada raids drug dens; finds RMN, APM personnel getting high on meth

- August 17, 2017 @ 9:18am LUMUT: Two members of uniformed units were among 32 people detained by the National Anti-Drugs Agency (Nada) in Manjung and Pulau Pangkor during a two-day operation which ended yesterday. Perak Nada director, Khairul Anwar Ahmad, said a 32-year-old Civil Defence Force (APM) member in full uniform was nabbed at about noon at a drug den in a goat pen in Sri Manjung here
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Rain may dampen splendour of KL2017 opening ceremony

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Rain may dampen splendour of KL2017 opening ceremony

- KUALA LUMPUR: Rain is expected on the night of the opening ceremony of the 29th Kuala Lumpur Sea Games (KL2017) at the National Stadium in Bukit Jalil. A spokesman for the Malaysian Meteorological Department (MET Malaysia) said thunderstorms are forecast for around 5pm on Saturday Aug 19, followed by rain in the evening. The weather on the morning of the big day, however, is expected to be fair
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National Housing Dept DG Abd Rahim dies at 55

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National Housing Dept DG Abd Rahim dies at 55

- PUTRAJAYA: National Housing Department director-general Datuk Abd Rahim Ishak died early this morning. It is learnt that the 55-year-old had complained of chest pain at about 2am and drove himself to the Nilai Medical Centre. While seeking treatment there, he lost consciousness and was pronounced dead at about 3am. Urban Wellbeing, Housing and Local Ministry secretary-general Datuk Mohammad Mentek confirmed Rahim’s passing today
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Emma Stone tops list of best paid actresses

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Emma Stone tops list of best paid actresses

- LOS ANGELES: Oscar-winning Emma Stone capped a perfect 12 months on Wednesday as she knocked Jennifer Lawrence off the top spot on Forbes’ 2017 list of the world’s highest-paid actresses. Stone, 28, who won best actress for her role as a struggling performer in “La La Land,” made $26 million in pre-tax earnings in the year up to June, according to the magazine’s annual chart
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Poultry breeder found murdered

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Poultry breeder found murdered

- TANGKAK: A poultry breeder was found murdered in a shed at an oil palm smallholding in Sagil here today, police said. Tangkak Police chief Supt Mohad Idris Samsuri said Sam Peng Kok, 46, is believed to have died after he was beaten with a blunt object on the right side of the face. “An examination found he had bruises and had bled from the ears, nose and mouth
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Two lung diseases killed 3.6 million in 2015: study

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Two lung diseases killed 3.6 million in 2015: study

- PARIS: The two most common chronic lung diseases claimed 3.6 million lives worldwide in 2015, according to a tally published Thursday in The Lancet Respiratory Medicine. About 3.2 million people succumbed that year to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), caused mainly by smoking and pollution, while 400,000 people died from asthma. COPD is a group of lung conditions – including emphysema and bronchitis – that make it difficult to breathe
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Senyum serlah keperibadian diri

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Senyum serlah keperibadian diri

- Nabi Muhammad SAW ketika hayat Baginda kaya dengan senyuman. Bahkan Rasulullah turut bersabda senyum itu adalah sedekah. Senyuman adalah kebajikan dan kebaikan yang paling mudah untuk dilakukan. Ia menggambarkan kebersihan dan keperibadian insan yang memberi senyuman. Ikuti penerangan Ustaz Pahrol Mohamad Juoi mengenai 'kuasa' senyuman. Michael Hart dalam bukunya bertajuk The 100: A Ranking of the Most Influential Persons in History menempatkan Nabi Muhammad SAW sebagai tokoh paling berpengaruh sepanjang sejarah kerana menurutnya, Baginda satu-satunya manusia berjaya meraih kejayaan luar biasa baik yang dinilai dari ukuran agama mahupun ruang lingkup duniawi
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Peluang cerah Napoli selepas atasi Nice

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Peluang cerah Napoli selepas atasi Nice

- PARIS: Napoli mencatat kemenangan selesa 2-0 ke atas Nice yang beraksi dengan sembilan pemain dalam aksi pertama play-off Liga Juara-Juara di di Stadium San Paolo, Itali, sebentar tadi. Pemain Nice berkurangan kepada sembilan pada minit ke-79 apabila Alassane Plea dibuang padang kerana mengutip kad kuning kedua, hanya selepas Vincent Koziello dilayangkan kad merah. Pemain tengah Belgium, Dries Mertens, membuka tirai jaringan pada minit ke-13 manakala Jorginho menambah kelebihan buat tuan rumah menerusi sepakan penalti pada minit ke-70
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Rakyat Qatar dibenar tunai haji

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Rakyat Qatar dibenar tunai haji

- RIYADH: Raja Arab Saudi, Raja Salman mengarahkan sempadan berhampiran Qatar dibuka bagi membolehkan rakyat negara itu mengerjakan haji, lapor media tempatan. Keputusan dibuat selepas Doha menghantar utusan buat kali pertama sejak Arab Saudi, Mesir, Bahrain dan Emiriah Arab Bersatu (UAE) memutuskan hubungan diplomatik dengan Qatar sejak 5 Jun lalu. Agensi berita Arab Saudi melaporkan, Raja Salman mengarahkan jemaah Qatar dibenarkan masuk melalui sempadan bagi memudahkan mereka menunaikan rukun Islam kelima itu
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Real juara Piala Super Sepanyol

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Real juara Piala Super Sepanyol

- MADRID: Real Madrid menjuarai Piala Super Sepanyol buat kali ke-10 apabila menumpaskan seteru utama, Barcelona 2-0 pada aksi kedua untuk meraih kemenangan 5-1 secara agregat di Santiago Bernabeu, di sini, sebentar tadi. Marco Asensio sekali lagi meledak jaringan seperti dilakukannya pada aksi pertama Ahad lalu yang jelas menambah derita kelab Catalans. Madrid menguasai permainan menerusi serangan balas dan tidak menunjukkan sebarang kebimbangan, meskipun mereka beraksi tanpa penyerang yang digantung Cristiano Ronaldo ataupun Gareth Bale yang hanya berada di bangku simpanan
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Hospital diserang, 7 maut

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Hospital diserang, 7 maut

- GUATEMALA CITY: Sekurang-kurangnya tujuh terbunuh termasuk dua kanak-kanak manakala 12 yang lain cedera dalam serangan bersenjata di hospital dekat sini. Polis berkata, kumpulan lelaki bersenjata menyerbu Hospital Roosevelt di sini untuk membebaskan ahli kumpulan mereka yang dipenjara ketika banduan itu dibawa untuk membuat pemeriksaan. Penyerang dikatakan ahli kumpulan Salvatrucha, antara kumpulan penjenayah paling digeruni di Amerika Tengah. Seorang pegawai yang enggan dikenali berkata, penyerang menaiki kereta dan melarikan ahli kumpulan, Anderson Daniel Cabrera, 29, yang dihukum penjara kerana membunuh
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Barty kejutkan Williams di Terbuka Cincinnati

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Barty kejutkan Williams di Terbuka Cincinnati

- CINCINNATI: Pilihan kesembilan, Venus Williams kecundang di tangan pemain kelayakan dari Australia, Ashleigh Barty 6-3, 2-6, 6-2 pada pusingan kedua Terbuka Cincinnati sekali gus menjejaskan persiapannya ke Terbuka Amerika Syarikat. Willimas yang juga naib juara Terbuka Australia dan Wimbledon tahun ini, ketinggalan 4-1 di set penentuan selepas tercicir servis pada permainan ketiga dan kelima. Selepas menunjukkan penguasaan permainan, Barty, 21, jelas bersemangat untuk menamatkan saingan dalam tempoh satu jam 50 minit
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  • Malaysia's Najib burnishes 15 billion ringgit in housing packages as polls loom
    Malaysia's Najib burnishes 15 billion ringgit in housing packages as polls loom

    , sg.yahoo.com

    KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysia's Prime Minister Najib Razak on Wednesday pledged to stay true to a decades-old positive discrimination policy for the country's majority ethnic group, ahead of national polls that could be called in the coming months. The next election, which must be called by mid-next year, would be the toughest yet for Najib as he grapples with a mutli-billion dollar financial scandal, simmering discontent from rising living costs and a growing challenge from his former mentor turned foe, Mahathir Mohamad
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Politics & Government

  • Malaysia's Najib burnishes 15 billion ringgit in housing packages as polls loom
    Malaysia's Najib burnishes 15 billion ringgit in housing packages as polls loom

    , sg.yahoo.com

    KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysia's Prime Minister Najib Razak on Wednesday pledged to stay true to a decades-old positive discrimination policy for the country's majority ethnic group, ahead of national polls that could be called in the coming months. The next election, which must be called by mid-next year, would be the toughest yet for Najib as he grapples with a mutli-billion dollar financial scandal, simmering discontent from rising living costs and a growing challenge from his former mentor turned foe, Mahathir Mohamad
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Sports

  • Wales international Lawrence leaves Leicester for Derby
    Wales international Lawrence leaves Leicester for Derby

    , thestar.com.my

    (Reuters) - Welsh winger Tom Lawrence has moved to Championship side Derby County from Leicester City for an undisclosed fee, the Premier League club have announced. The 23-year-old, who joined Leicester from Manchester United in 2014, made four appearances for Leicester and spent time on loan at Rotherham United, Blackburn Rovers, Cardiff City and Ipswich Town. He has six caps for Wales
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Business

  • Said Business School offers localised portfolio
    Said Business School offers localised portfolio

    , nst.com.my

    KEY to the growth and survival of any business, big or small, is a keen grasp of trends and knowledge of markets as well as the willingness to be open to continuous learning particularly among its leadership. In the face of challenges and opportunities posed by the dawning of the fourth industrial revolution, it is even more essential for heads of Malaysian businesses to build the capabilities and skills needed to meet the nation’s plans for economic growth
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Technology

  • Subway travel just a phone swipe away - ASEAN/East Asia
    Subway travel just a phone swipe away - ASEAN/East Asia

    , thestar.com.my

    Beijing: Passengers with an Android phone in Beijing can now swipe their phones to board the subway. Riders with compatible phone models need to download an app to use the phone for the subway, according to local authorities. The new method began on Monday, and signs announcing that a phone is now a public transport card are posted around the subway station and along subway lines in the capital
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Health

  • Two lung diseases killed 3.6 million in 2015: study
    Two lung diseases killed 3.6 million in 2015: study

    , nst.com.my

    PARIS: The two most common chronic lung diseases claimed 3.6 million lives worldwide in 2015, according to a tally published Thursday in The Lancet Respiratory Medicine. About 3.2 million people succumbed that year to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), caused mainly by smoking and pollution, while 400,000 people died from asthma. COPD is a group of lung conditions – including emphysema and bronchitis – that make it difficult to breathe
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Family & Parenting

  • Expectant Serena aims for 'outrageous' Australian Open comeback
    Expectant Serena aims for 'outrageous' Australian Open comeback

    , thesundaily.my

    LOS ANGELES: Serena Williams, feeling "new power" from her pregnancy, is already preparing for an Australian Open title defense in January. In a wide-ranging interview with Vogue touching on motherhood, body image and race, Williams said she had set herself a goal of playing Melbourne. "It's the most outrageous plan," the 36-year-old Williams, who is expecting her first child next month
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Society & Culture

Religion & Spirituality

  • Catering for the Malaysian pilgrim's taste bud
    Catering for the Malaysian pilgrim's taste bud

    , nst.com.my

    MECCA: Food security is the number one priority for Tabung Haji subsidiary TH Global Services Sdn Bhd, which is responsible for catering meals for the 30,200 Malaysian pilgrims performing the haj this year. “Let people complain about whether or not they like the taste, as long as the food is nutritious and food safety is not compromised. That’s very important,” TH catering operations director Adly Mohamed said
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Entertainment & Arts

  • Actress Afifah apologises on Instagram for  karaoke scandal
    Actress Afifah apologises on Instagram for karaoke scandal

    , nst.com.my

    AS the hoopla surrounding the karaoke drama involving actress Afifah Nasir, 24, and Singaporean singer-actor Aliff Aziz, 26, abated, Afifah issued an apology to her family on her Instagram account. It was accompanied by a photo of her whole family, including her beau, with a caption: “To my family, I know the pain I have caused to all. It was never my intention to hurt you
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Education

  • A head start in the oil and gas industry
    A head start in the oil and gas industry

    , nst.com.my

    WITH the scarcity of employment in the oil and gas industry, graduates with both soft skills and knowledge will have an edge in the competitive job market. Tertiary students in this field are taking their own initiative to ready themselves for job recruitment upon graduation. Felicity Valerie Karim, a 23-year-old final-year petroleum engineering student at Curtin University, said: “Fresh graduates are having difficulties in getting jobs
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Farming

  • RM1b Naok Dam to improve Kedah raw water supply, benefit paddy farmers
    RM1b Naok Dam to improve Kedah raw water supply, benefit paddy farmers

    , nst.com.my

    ALOR STAR: The proposed RM1 billion Naok Dam will help increase Kedah's supply of raw water and usage for the state's over 34,000 hectares of paddy fields. The new dam, located in Pendang, will also function as a reservoir to store raw water transferred from the Beris Dam in Sik. State Women, Development, Agriculture and Agro-based Committee chairman Datuk Suraya Yaacob (BN-Sungai Tiang) said both dams will be connected by a 25km-long canal
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Travel & Recreation

  • Baby dolphin dies after selfie-taking tourists in Spain pull it out of water
    Baby dolphin dies after selfie-taking tourists in Spain pull it out of water

    , nst.com.my

    MADRID: Spanish animal lovers reacted with fury on Wednesday after a baby dolphin approached a holiday beach, where it died as bathers played with it and took pictures. A whale and dolphin conservation group, Equinac, said the incident occurred Saturday on the tourist beach of Mojacar, in the southeast of the country. Bathers played with the dolphin in the shallows, inadvertently blocking her breathing hole and pulling her from the water for pictures, probably causing stress that proved fatal, it said
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    Categories: Society & Culture |  Travel & Recreation | 
    Tags: Death & Dying |  Travel & Tourism |  Tourism |  Tourists |  Passed Away |  Obituary | 
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Motoring

  • Hyundai sasar kereta elektrik jarak jauh
    Hyundai sasar kereta elektrik jarak jauh

    , bharian.com.my

    SEOUL: Hyundai Motor Co mengumumkan rancangan syarikat untuk melancarkan kenderaan elektrik jarak jauh yang memiliki perbatuan pemanduan sekali cas mencecah 500 kilometer atau 311 batu menjelang 2021. Revolusi itu sekali gus menyaksikan usaha syarikat automotif cuba memadamkan kebimbangan pelaburnya terhadap usaha syarikat yang ketinggalan dalam perlumbaan kereta mesra alam. Pengeluar kereta Kia Motors Corp, yang turut berada pada kedudukan kelima dalam jualan kenderaan global itu turut berkata, mereka merancang untuk mengeluarkan 31 model mesra alam menjelang 2020, lebih tinggi berbanding 28 model yang diumumkan sebelum ini
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    Categories: Motoring | 
    Tags: Vehicle Manufacturers |  Hyundai | 
    Places: Asia |  S.E. Asia |  Malaysia | 

Law & Crime

  • Poultry breeder found murdered
    Poultry breeder found murdered

    , nst.com.my

    TANGKAK: A poultry breeder was found murdered in a shed at an oil palm smallholding in Sagil here today, police said. Tangkak Police chief Supt Mohad Idris Samsuri said Sam Peng Kok, 46, is believed to have died after he was beaten with a blunt object on the right side of the face. “An examination found he had bruises and had bled from the ears, nose and mouth
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Science & Nature

  • Scientists potentially narrow Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 search area to 3 spots
    Scientists potentially narrow Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 search area to 3 spots

    , usatoday.com

    CANBERRA, Australia - Scientists have potentially narrowed the search area for the missing Malaysian airliner to three specific locations in the southern Indian Ocean, through new satellite and drift analysis of the 2014 crash released Wednesday. But the Australian Transport Safety Bureau cautioned that the drift analysis by Australian science agency CSIRO is based on French satellite images of “probably man-made” floating objects without evidence that they were from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370
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Media & Information

  • Photos of biker's gruesome accident makes rounds on social media
    Photos of biker's gruesome accident makes rounds on social media

    , nst.com.my

    KULAI: A 53-year old biker died after his body was mangled and crushed by vehicles after falling off his vehicle at Km26.9 of North-south expressway near Kulai about 9.30am today. It didn’t take long for photos of the bloody scene to be circulated through social media. Moh Halmi Haroon, a contractor, was on his way from his home in Taman Lim Poon in Batu Pahat to meet a friend in Johor Baru when he was involved in the gruesome accident near the Kulai exit
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Life & Style

  • Make up artist and designer share their experiences during Johor royal wedding
    Make up artist and designer share their experiences during Johor royal wedding

    , nst.com.my

    KUALA LUMPUR: Never in her wildest imagination did make-up artist Saidatulnisa Aminuddin think that she would be chosen to be part of Johor princess Tunku Tun Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah Sultan Ibrahim’s wedding, recently. Saidatulnisa, who is the sister of Malaysian rock queen Ella, first met Tunku Aminah when the princess was 17. She was called on to make up the princess for an interview with a publication
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