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Manu Samoa Sevens running hot at World Cup

The Manu Samoa Sevens looked impressive in their opening game of the Rugby World Cup in San Francisco, USA, demolishing Uganda, 45-7, today. The win sets up a much more challenging next step for the boys in blue who will have to beat England to make the quarter finals.

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The national forum has attracted women farmers and entreprenuers from throughout the country. Photo/Misiona Simo

Women can champion industry

Women farmers and entrepreneurs have been encouraged to champion Samoa’s farming industry.

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“PARENTS NEED TO BE WARY OF RUMOURS.”: Dr. Petousis-Harris.

Vaccine expert urges parents to be cautious

A vaccinologist has raised concerns regarding parents who refuse to take their children for their immunisation shots.

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World

FILE - In this Sept. 23, 2015 file photo, Pope Francis reaches out to hug Cardinal Archbishop emeritus Theodore McCarrick after the Midday Prayer of the Divine with more than 300 U.S.

Revelations of US cardinal sex abuse will force pope's hand

Revelations that one of the most respected U.S. cardinals repeatedly sexually abused both boys and adult seminarians have raised questions about who in the Catholic Church hierarchy knew — and what Pope Francis is going to do about it.

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Local residents walk past a tornado-damaged building on Main Street, Thursday, July 19, 2018, in Marshalltown, Iowa. Several buildings were damaged by a tornado in the main business district in town including the historic courthouse. (AP Photo/Charlie Nei

Iowa tornadoes hit unexpectedly, causing damage and injuries

Thousands of people were without power Friday after a flurry of unexpected tornadoes swept through central Iowa, injuring at least 17 people and flattening buildings in three cities.

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Sport

ONE GOAL, ONE MIND: The Izuzu Chiefs Senior A Team preparing mentally for today's final.

Chiefs want Alan Grey Cup

The Aana Chiefs are travelling to Apia Park today with one goal in mind.

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Taula Eels ready for the final today.

Taula Eels ready to defend title

The defending champions, the Taula Vaimauga Eels, are ready to defend their title.

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Street Talk

Public speak on vaccines controversy

The death of two one-year-old babies last Friday following their vaccination at Savai’i has led to independent investigations by authorities and galvanized debate throughout the nation. Health experts have come out defending vaccinations while urging patience until the inquiries are completed. The public was asked if they have confidence in the health system and the health of their children.

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Think a Minute

Think a minute…Not long ago the biggest-selling book in America was about the end of the world. Watching the world’s news is sometimes like watching a horror film. The 20th century had far more people killed in wars than any century in history.

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Why is P.M. Tuilaepa threatened by a “childish” politician who “lacks common sense”?

This much is undeniable. The outspoken Member of Parliament Olo Fiti Vaai has never been popular with the Human Rights Protection Party (H.R.P.P.) administration. He never will.

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Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor Re: Control spending, E.F.K.S. advises Govt. I totally agree with this pastor on the Associate Minister position. What a colossal waste of taxpayer money.

Dear Editor, I agree with the points raised in your story “Samoan cultural identity in danger.”

Dear Editor, Re: Changing lives, tackling diabetes After my diabetes type 2 diagnosis; I had typical symptoms of thirst, lethargy, severe tiredness, urinary frequency, hearing loss and ringing in the ears, vision problems, dehydration and weight gain.

Entertainment

Armando Abarca, left, dressed as Batman, and Jessica Rose Davis, dressed as Wonder Woman, of Los Angeles, high five each other as they attend day one of Comic-Con International on Thursday, July 19, 2018, in San Diego.(Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

DC Universe sets pricing plan for digital subscription

A digital subscription service for DC Comics superfans launching in the fall of 2018 has set its annual membership fee at $74.99. DC Universe and Warner Bros.

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Technology

Zuckerberg, who is Jewish, told Recode's Kara Swisher in an interview that although he finds Holocaust denial

Zuckerberg's Holocaust comment puts Facebook on the spot

Denying the Holocaust happened is probably OK on Facebook. Calling for a mob to kill Jews is not.

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