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Police announce coronial inquest

A coronial inquest will be done on July 25 into the deaths of two toddlers from Safotu, the Ministry of Police has announced. “On 12th July, a post-mortem examination was conducted at Moto’otua Hospital for the two babies from Safotu, Savaii. The post-mortem examination was conducted by a pathologist from Australia. Further inquiries with samples obtained from the two babies have been taken overseas for analysis,” stated the statement.

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Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade C.E.O. Peseta Noumea Simi.

Samoa, P.N.G. get the nod

Samoa and Papua New Guinea will represent the Pacific at the Ministerial level central negotiating for the post-Cotonou agreement. This is according to Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade C.E.O. Peseta Noumea Simi, who added that Samoa is in the technical negotiating team for pillar two on development cooperation. 

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‘Daughters of the King’ celebrate with a banquet

The Daughters of the King women’s conference 2018 ended with a royal banquet on Friday night. It was a four-day conference where mothers and young ladies gathered in the house of God to hear the Word and be empowered.

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U.S. President Donald Trump, left, smiles beside Russian President Vladimir Putin during a press conference after their meeting at the Presidential Palace in Helsinki, Finland, Monday, July 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Trump: Putin made 'incredible offer' in Russian hacking case

President Donald Trump said Monday that Russian President Vladimir Putin privately made an "incredible offer" to help American investigators in their prosecution of 12 Russian intelligence officers accused of hacking crimes during the 2016 presidential election.

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Chinese made children shoes carrying a Chinese map and U.S. flags are on display for a sale at a shop in Beijing.

China files WTO challenge to US $200B tariff plan

China announced it filed a World Trade Organization challenge Monday to President Donald Trump's latest tariff threat, stepping up its diplomatic efforts to counter U.S. pressure in a spiraling technology dispute.

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Sport

Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines poses after defeating Lucas Matthysse of Argentina during their WBA World welterweight title bout in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Sunday, July 15, 2018. Pacquiao won the WBA welterweight world title after knocking out Matthyss

Pacquiao wins 60th career fight with seventh-round knockout

Manny Pacquiao won by knockout for the first time in nine years to claim the World Boxing Association welterweight title, and made a proclamation.

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The Arc de Triomphe is illuminated with the colors of the French national flag and by fireworks set off by French soccer fans celebrating France's World Cup victory over Croatia, in Paris, France, Sunday, July 15, 2018. France won the final 4-2. The inscr

With flags, song, pride, French celebrate unifying victory

It was a victory for all of France and the home crowd did it justice, pouring into Paris' Champs-Elysees Avenue by the tens of thousands to celebrate in an explosion of joy.

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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…It is amazing how the Jewish people have survived thousands of years as slaves, outcasts, and the despised targets of Hitler’s attempted genocide of their entire race and culture.

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Why it’s crucial we appreciate these small victories

When times are tough, the celebration of victories – whatever the size - is extremely important. It will go a long way to ensure future success. The same must be said for our beloved Manu Samoa today. Their two victories over Germany, starting with the win in Apia two weeks ago, and the one in Germany yesterday morning, are moments to savour.

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Letters to the Editor

Re: Beliefs, politics and truth Your belief in your religious truth holds no evidence that it is in fact the truth. A biblical education is not necessarily a measure of whether one is educated or uneducated either. No more than it would make sense to refer to a Dr. of medicine as uneducated because he/she is not an expert in political theory.

Re: Transit hotel at Mulifanua Hey Peter, you completely missed this gentleman’s point. Hello! Private Business enterprises compete with each other, in healthy and honest societies, supported and encouraged by the government.

Dear Editor, Re: Two babies die after vaccination The two toddlers are not the only deaths from the MMR. Some children are genetically susceptible to the vaccine it seems. Therefore compulsory and punitive legislation should be abandoned.

Entertainment

FILE - In this Oct. 15, 2012, file photo, reality TV star and former pro wrestler Hulk Hogan, whose real name is Terry Bollea, looks on as his attorney speaks in Tampa, Fla. World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. has reinstated Hogan to its Hall of Fame, thre

Hulk Hogan reinstated into wrestling Hall of Fame

World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. has reinstated Hulk Hogan to its Hall of Fame, three years after he was found to have used racial slurs in a conversation caught on a sex tape.

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This means Twitter users are likely to see a reduction in their follower counts in the coming days The company said Wednesday, July 11, 2018, that the move will not affect its number of monthly or daily active user figures. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Twitter to remove suspicious accounts from follower counts

 Twitter says it will begin removing suspicious accounts it has locked from its counts of users' followers. Twitter users are likely to see a reduction in their follower counts in the coming days.

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