The accused splashed hot water on the victim and we don’t know for what reason.

Man pours hot water on elderly man

A 29-year-old male who poured hot water on 58-year-old man has been charged with attempted murder. This was confirmed by Acting Assistant Police Commissioner Sala’a Moananu Sala’a. “The incident occurred at one of the villages in the Faleata District,” said Sala’a.

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Tofiga Fepulea’i

‘I Gan’t beliv it’ gets pass mark

Tofiga Fepulea’i’s new solo show, I Gan’t beliv it, has been given a pass mark by the audience at Taumeasina Island Resort on Wednesday night.

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STANDING UP FOR BENEFITS OF COCONUTS: Edwin Tamasese, Managing Director of Samoa Coconut Cluster.

Samoa Coconut Cluster rejects U.S. oil claims

The Samoa Coconut Cluster Ltd has strongly rejected claims that coconut oil “is as unhealthy as beef dripping and butter.”

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Pakistan army soldiers stands guard while rescue workers examine the site of an oil tanker explosion at a highway near Bahawalpur, Pakistan, Sunday, June 25, 2017. An overturned oil tanker burst into flames in Pakistan on Sunday, killing more than one hun

Over 150 dead as overturned fuel truck explodes in Pakistan

Alerted by an announcement over a mosque's loudspeaker that an overturned tanker truck had sprung a leak, scores of villagers raced to the scene with fuel containers Sunday to gather the oil.

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Dorney Tower, part of the Chalcots Estate in the borough of Camden, north London, Sunday June 25, 2017.

UK: All samples from high-rise towers fail fire safety tests

The list of high-rise apartment towers in Britain that have failed fire safety tests grew to 60, officials said Sunday, revealing the mounting challenge the government faces in the aftermath of London's Grenfell Tower fire tragedy.

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Lions' Rory Best receives a hongi after the match.

Rory Best to captain Lions against Hurricanes

Ireland hooker Rory Best will captain the British and Irish Lions in their final midweek match on Tuesday against Super Rugby champions the Hurricanes.

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Emirates Team New Zealand helmsman Peter Burling, above center, runs across the boat with teammates cyclor Blair Tuke, left, and cyclor Simon Van Velthooven, right, during the seventh race of America's Cup sailing competition against Oracle Team USA ,Sund

Burling, Team New Zealand reach match point in America's Cup

Emirates Team New Zealand's Peter Burling wheeled his 50-foot catamaran into controlling position in the prestart of Race 8 of the America's Cup and then gave a quick wave with his right hand to Jimmy Spithill and the boys on Oracle Team USA.

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Street Talk

How do we address number of alcohol-related deaths?

The growing number of alcohol-related deaths is alarming. Hardly a month goes by without several incidents where precious lives are wasted due to alcohol abuse and drinking sessions gone wrong. What can we as a country do to stop these unnecessary deaths? What is your solution? Ilia L. Likou asked in today’s Street Talk and this is what people said:

Ali Fa’afetai, 37


Iese Faleafa, 16


James Tavana, 47


Joe Kaleopa, 17


Kini Kini, 26


Think a Minute

Think a minute...This is the true story of a man named Sam who joined the American army in 1812. He was such a great military leader that he became a major general. Eventually he became successful in politics also and was elected governor of Tennessee.


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Come on Samoa, we’re better than that!

Technology, especially the internet, is a wonderful tool. We don’t need to tell you how important they are. Suffice to say, they have transformed the way we live, the dynamics in our communities and the behavior of the people upon which it has found an unbreakable bond – or bondage.

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Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, Thank you for your editorial in the Sunday Samoan titled “Has Samoa developed a denial mentality that makes us accept certain things as normal?” Personally, I don’t see Samoa as an aspirational society. If you were to as a bunch of 10 year old Aussie kids what they want to be when they grow up, you will get all sorts of answers like doctor, lawyer, fireman, astronaut, prime minister or simply what their dad does.

Dear Editor, Re: Faumuina Liuga on child vendors and Joe Hollywood I just wish I can scream or cuss this man out for his stupidity. It is these kind of behavior and mindsets that create so many crimes and poverty. I was once a street vendor too just like Joe Hollywood.

Dear Editor, Re: Faumuina and street vendors Kids really want to leave school where they at least have a chance at achieving something in their lives for a decent future unlike their struggling parents to sell matches and q-tips, what a future! Are the teachers stimulating and encouraging them to learn, succeed and have choices?


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'Transformers: The Last Knight' debuts to a franchise low

The hulking machines of "Transformers" are no longer box-office behemoths in North America. But they're still big in China.

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British flag blown by the wind near to Big Ben's clock tower in front of the Houses of Parliament in central London.

UK Parliament investigates cyberattack on user accounts

British officials were investigating a cyberattack Saturday on the country's Parliament after discovering "unauthorized attempts to access parliamentary user accounts."

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