British boxer Anthony Joshua, left, fights Russian boxer Alexander Povetkin in their WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO heavyweight titles fight at Wembley Stadium in London, Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

Joshua stops Povetkin in 7th round, keeps heavyweight titles

 Anthony Joshua retained his WBA, IBF, and WBO heavyweight titles with a seventh-round stoppage of Alexander Povetkin at Wembley Stadium. Joshua, who fought with a suspected broken nose from the second round, sent the Russian to the canvas with a big right midway through the seventh and was unloading a flurry of punches before the referee stepped in to end the fight.

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GERMANS IN SAMOA PROJECT: Kasia Renae Cook.

A woman on a mission

Kasia Renae Cook.  Remember that name if you live in Samoa and are of German descent. She is a remarkable woman, an educated woman, and she is on a mission. No. Not the kind of mission you might be thinking.

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DEVELOPING BETTER INTEGRITY OF DATA: Mandria Sua and Minerva Ta’avao, N.U.S. staff behind the report.

University data to inform decision makers

The National University of Samoa (N.U.S) is continuing to use data to inform decision making, with the recent release of its second statistical digest and the promise of another one in December.

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Some see signs of hope on North Korea as Trump heads to UN

North Korea's Kim Jong Un is "little rocket man" no more. President Donald Trump isn't a "mentally deranged U.S. dotard." In the year since Trump's searing, debut U.N. speech fueled fears of nuclear conflict with North Korea, the two leaders have turned from threats to flattery.

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In this photo provided by the Iranian Students' News Agency, ISNA, a Revolutionary Guard member carries a wounded boy after a shooting during a military parade marking the 38th anniversary of Iraq's 1980 invasion of Iran, in the southwestern city of Ahvaz

Militants attack Iran military parade, killing at least 25

Militants disguised as soldiers opened fire Saturday on an annual Iranian military parade in the country's oil-rich southwest, killing at least 25 people and wounding over 60 in the deadliest terror attack to strike the country in nearly a decade.

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Britain's Anthony Joshua, left, and Russia's Alexander Povetkin pose during the weigh-in at the Business Design Centre in London, Friday, Sept. 21, 2018. Anthony Joshua and Alexander Povetkin are due to fight for the WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO heavyweight titl

Joshua weighs in 11 kilograms heavier than Povetkin

Anthony Joshua has weighed in about 11 kilograms heavier than Alexander Povetkin ahead of their heavyweight title fight in London.

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Esmeralda Lo Tam during netball trials.

Playing for Samoa “highest honour”

Trials are underway for netballers vying to represent Samoa in the 2019 South Pacific Games and the Netball World Cup. A few dozen women from Samoa, New Zealand and Australia gathered at the National University of Samoa gymnasium to prove to the national coach they have what it takes.

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Think a Minute

Think a minute…A four-year-old girl was terribly hurt in a car accident and going to die—unless the doctors quickly found a person with her same rare blood type who was willing to give her their blood. Then they discovered the girl’s seven-year-old brother had the same blood type as her.

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Tiavea Airport. Is this a repeat of the failure that is the Satitoa Wharf?

What is going on in Samoa today? What is with the Government’s obsession for these multi-million-tala projects we know will only end up being white elephants, while many poor people of this country continue to suffer from poverty and untold hardship?

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Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, We took a group of visitors from overseas on a sightseeing tour of Upolu on Friday a week ago. Our visitors had been here for a week on business and were to leave that weekend. We started out from Apia and took the road that runs through the Aleisa farmlands, then Lefaga (without diverting to the coast), then Safata, Siumu, Falealili with a stop at Aga Hotel for lunch.

The Samoa Rugby Union has become the official laughing stock of world rugby, for those who give a hoot. For the great majority, who cares? It’s just another strange, incompetent bad joke of a day at the Samoa Rugby Union office.

Re: Samoa, China agree to further cooperation Subjecting Samoa’s freedom for China’s economic developments in Samoa can be detrimental down the road as they inject more money to finance these projects that we don’t need.

Entertainment

FILE - In this Feb. 8, 2018 file photo, Black Eyed Peas, from left, Taboo, will.i.am and apl.de.ap, appear at the premiere of the film

Black Eyed Peas tackle gun violence, immigration in videos

The Black Eyed Peas tackle gun violence at schools and immigration in two new music videos for their song, "Big Love."

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Twitter finds software privacy bug affecting direct messages

Twitter says it found a software bug that may have sent some private messages to the wrong people.

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