Britain's IBF Heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua, left, and Wladimir Klitschko stand on the ring after it was announced the two men will fight one another in 2017, following Joshua's win against American Eric Molina in Manchester.

Joshua retains heavyweight belt, sets up bout with Klitschko

"This guy wants his belt back," Joshua said, pointing to Klitschko. "Let the best man win."

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ALL SMILES: The smiling faces of the President and the Women’s Committee of the village of Afega yesterday after their final activity for this year.

Hard working mothers create legacy

The year that has been is slowly but surely winding down. It’s a time where different groups and organisations are taking to pause, reflect on the challenges, blessings and what has been achieved.

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FRIENDS: Concetta Fierravanti Wells, Julie Bishop, Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi and Senator Penny Wong

New aid agreement signed

Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi signed an Aid Partnership Arrangement with visiting Foreign Affairs Minister from Australia, Julie Bishop, on Thursday.

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World

Turkish police officers cordon off the roads leading to the area of the Besiktas football club stadium, in Istanbul, late Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016.

2 blasts hit near Istanbul soccer stadium; 20 police wounded

Two explosions hit Saturday night outside a major soccer stadium in Istanbul, and Turkish authorities say about 20 police officers have been wounded.

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President-elect Donald Trump arrives at Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport in Baltimore, Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016, to attend the annual Army and Navy football game.

Trump team challenges intel on Russian election influence

Donald Trump's presidential transition team on Saturday challenged the veracity of U.S. intelligence assessments that Russia was trying to tip the November election to the Republican.

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Sport

CUP WINNERS: Marist St. Joseph celebrating their victory with the cup.

Marist claims the cup at FATS U20’s Tournament

Marist  takes the cup at Rugby Academy Samoa’s Fat’s U20’s Tournament,  Yesterday, Marist clinched the win against Falefa with an end score of 17-16 .

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The Manu Samoa may have had a dismal campaign in the Northern Hemisphere Tour but players are reaping the benefits for their individual performance on the international stage.

Gold Rush for Manu Samoa Players

The Manu Samoa may have had a dismal campaign in the Northern Hemisphere Tour but players are reaping the benefits for their individual performance on the international stage. 

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Street Talk

Parker all the way for Samoa

Lupesoliai Laauliolemalietoa Joseph Parker’s date with destiny is only a few hours away now. In Samoa, the WBO title fight fever has gripped the nation. Josefa Steven Maiava took to the streets to find out what people think and how far this fight will go. This is what they said:

Irwin Pauga

Laulii

Persia Petaia

Vaivase

Julia Mccarthy

Leufisa

Kalameli Paulo

Siumu

Allen Joerimann

Tuanai

Think a Minute

Think a minute…It’s said that we human beings are the only creatures who refuse to be what we are. One writer put it: “When people are free to do as they want, they usually copy each other.” Yet every successful person becomes successful because he or she discovered and developed their own special abilities.

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Was the 2016 Anti-Corruption day conveniently forgotten in paradise?

And so it seemed that most countries remembered International Anti Corruption day – including other Pacific neighbours - but Samoa. 

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Letters to the Editor

Re: Development and elections You are correct Keith. The Samoan quasi-parliamentary voting system is a mockery and is completely wrong. No parliamentary system has a leader in place that is not voted in by a single person.

Dear Editor, I am very concerned with PM Tuilaepa’s state of mind. He’s planning to spend $140 Million on this airport. Why do we need this airport?

Dear Editor, I couldn’t agree more with the government’s vision behind the new strategy for development. “We do not want anyone left behind,” the government promises in the Strategy.

Entertainment

Filmmaker Erik Anders Lang, left, and singer Sia

Singer Sia and filmmaker-husband Erik Anders Lang separate

Grammy-nominated singer Sia and her filmmaker-husband, Erik Anders Lang, are separating.

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Technology

A man passes by the Samsung Electronics Co. logos at its headquarters in Seoul, South Korea.

High court sides with Samsung in patent dispute with Apple

The Supreme Court unanimously sided with smartphone maker Samsung on Tuesday in its high-profile patent dispute with Apple over design of the iPhone.

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