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Bronze medal for Samoa Volleyball team

The Samoa volleyball men’s team claimed bronze medal at Oceania National Indoor Volleyball Championship in New Caledonia. They won against host nation New Caledonia, but lost to New Zealand, 0-3 sets, in the semi-finals.

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Court House

Hospital staff in Court for alleged theft

Three hospital workers facing charges of theft as a servant appeared before Supreme Court Justice Vui Clarence Nelson yesterday morning. They are Pio Fesolai, Fou Sekone and Amanono Mafualo.

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Fofogamua Hawaii Lavea.

Levaopolo says jail release is legal

Fofogamua Hawaii Lavea’s release was granted by the Ministry in accordance with the Prison’s Act, says Deputy Commissioner of Prisons and Correction Services, Levaopolo Rosa Mene. 

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World

In this Monday, Aug. 20, 2018, frame from video, Jakiw Palij, a former Nazi concentration camp guard, is carried on a stretcher from his home in the Queens borough of New York. Palij, the last Nazi war crimes suspect facing deportation from the U.S. was t

US deports 95-year-old ex-Nazi guard to Germany

A 95-year-old former Nazi concentration camp guard who lived quietly in New York City for decades was carried out of his home on a stretcher by federal agents and flown to Germany early Tuesday in what could prove to be the last U.S. deportation of a World War II-era war-crimes suspect.

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Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan, left, shows the way to Medardo Gonzalez, center, a Salvadoran politician, Secretary General of the ruling party of El Salvador, and El Salvador Foreign Minister Carlos Castaneda during their meeting at the Zhongnanhai L

Salvador denies asking Taiwan for money before China switch

Salvadoran authorities on Tuesday denied having asked Taiwan for money in exchange for maintaining diplomatic relations with the self-governing island, saying its decision to switch recognition to China was due to the enormous advantages of trading with the economic giant.

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“Drink the Kool Aid” takes Fittest team title at Toa Games

Team Drink the Kool Aid has taken out the title of the Fittest Team in Samoa at the 2018 Toa Games at Vaitele last Saturday.

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Sunset friendlies for Samoan National Women’s team

Samoa goes up against neighbours

Samoa women’s football draft team continued their preparation for the qualifying games last night with a friendly match against American Samoa.

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Street Talk

Public against Government’s banana distribution decision

The decision made by Government to prioritise commercial farmers regarding the distribution of banana has received a backlash from members of the public. Our reporter, Adel Fruean asked the public about their opinion on the decision made by the Government and they responded:

Faasisili Isaako, 58

Papaloloa

Lusia Sagato, 50

Leauvaa

Malota Alosina, 34

Falelima

Maria Faailoga, 45

Manono

Romeo Silva, 46

Faleula

Tupai Iulai, 66

Solosolo

Think a Minute

Think a minute…You remember the first time you tried to ride a bike? It can be quite tricky. The bike shakes and wobbles everywhere until you finally learn how to balance your weight. Balance is important in everything.

Editorial

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Two lives lost at To Sua too many

There is no doubt about it. Thrill seekers love the popular To Sua Trench. And why not? There is something magical and mystical about the place. Which is easy to understand why it is on many people’s bucket lists.

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Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, Prime Minister Tuilaepa is absolutely right about the issue of the Chinese debt. While Tonga may be struggling to repay loans, Samoa certainly is not. Asking for a debt write-off is tantamount to admitting that Tonga is going to default.

Dear Editor, I write about the ticketing machine at the airport. Goodness. What is going on here? This is one bad movie you would hate to see as it goes against your better judgment.

Dear Editor, I know that China is feeling the pinch from the tariff imposed by the US and their economy is in jeopardy according to the latest reports. What are the chances that all these Chinese debts that have been outsourced to other countries including us will be called in to fill that void?

Entertainment

Director John Chu and his wife Kristin Hodge pose for photographers as they arrive for the red carpet screening of the movie

'Crazy Rich Asians' hoopla elicits mixed feelings in Asia

The craze for "Crazy Rich Asians" is hitting Asia, with a premiere in Singapore followed by openings in several neighboring countries later this week.

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Technology

The company said Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018, that a hacking group tied to the Russian government created fake internet domains that appeared to spoof two conservative organizations: the Hudson Institute and the International Republican Institute.

Microsoft uncovers more Russian attacks ahead of midterms

Microsoft said Tuesday it has uncovered new Russian hacking attempts targeting U.S. political groups ahead of the midterm elections.

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