Daylight horror at school

Students looked on in sheer horror as men broke down the door to reach and beat a male teacher who “was only doing his job.” The incident happened at the Seventh Day Adventist College at Lalovaea on Wednesday.

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Local

IT’S OFFICIAL: Leafautulagi and Talisau Faamanatu.

The start of a new journey

Papauta became a place of love for Leafaitulagi Talisau and Lafi Faamanatu yesterday where they began their new journey as husband and wife.

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GOING PLACES: Nathan and Tagaloa Wilson with their Japanese customers.

Koko Loa turns heads

Wilex Samoa provided a preview of its Premium Cocoa and Chocolate products at the Samoa-Japan Trade and Investment Seminar- held at the Taumeasina Resort on Friday.

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World

Republican presidential candidate Donald J. Trump speaks Friday, July 29, 2016, in Colorado Springs, Colo.

Donald Trump attacks Muslim father's convention speech

With 100 days left before the fall election, Hillary Clinton's campaign bus wound its way through Donald Trump's America as the Republican nominee picked a new fight with the bereaved father of a Muslim Army captain.

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Police: Suspected burglar found dead after he's tied to tree

Authorities say a suspected burglar is dead after an Alabama homeowner tied him to a tree after catching the man breaking into his home.

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Sport

Lions into 1st Super Rugby final, beat Highlanders 42-30

The Lions continued their remarkable rise to make their first Super Rugby final by running defending champion Highlanders off their feet in a 42-30 win on Saturday.

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Hurricanes beat Chiefs 25-9 in Super Rugby semifinal

Flyhalf Beauden Barrett led the Hurricanes to a 25-9 win over the Chiefs in an all-New Zealand semifinal on Saturday, ensuring the Wellington-based team will host Super Rugby's final for the second consecutive year.

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Street Talk

A question of safety on buses

The bus crash at Tiavi last week, which has claimed one man’s life, has again raised questions about the safety of public transportation in Samoa. In particular, the issue of wooden versus ready-made buses has resurfaced. Is it not time to get rid of the wooden buses now? Why? Why not? Ilia Likou asked in today’s Street Talk and this is what people said:

Peneueta, 50

Siumu

Aso Matemate, 45

Siumu

Eli Taualai, 36

Siumu

Fereti Tupuola, 46

Siumu

Pofito Semasi, 35

Vaie’e

Toni Penisula, 37

Nu’usuatia

Think a Minute

Think a minute…Ever since I can remember, I have been disappointed with myself. Among other things I wish I was taller, and that I had more mechanical ability to fix things.

Editorial

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With an apology, ‘mutual respect’ and peace are undeniable

This is a true story. Yesterday morning the writer received a phone call from a member of the local media – his name will not be revealed here for obvious reasons – asking for a comment on the claim by a matai of Afega village disputing the validity of his Gatoaitele title.

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Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, Thanks to all those vets who come to help Samoa. But have you considered euthanasia to manage the overpopulation of dogs and cats in Samoa?

Dear Editor Re: Walking out those promises Malo Mataafa Lesa. Well said, unfortunately we are dealing here with politicians - especially career politicians.

Dear Editor, Re: Health Alarm regarding Tinned Food Production Remember the Milk Powder scandal in China? People were shot, executed by the authorities for the adulterations of Baby Milk products which caused the near close of the Fonterra market in China.

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VIDEOS

Entertainment

In this undated image released by HBO, Lena Headey appears in a scene from

'Game of Thrones' to end after season 8, but 7th still ahead

HBO has confirmed what "Game of Thrones" fans never wanted to hear: The fantasy-thriller phenomenon will be coming to an end after Season 8.

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Technology

Fans play the highly addictive

What's troubling athletes arriving in Rio? No 'Pokemon Go'

So the plumbing and electricity in the athletes' village took several days to fix. Who cares? But no "Pokemon Go"? That's an outrage!

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