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P.M. defends Global Travel

Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegoai has defended the working relationship between the Samoa Rugby Union (S.R.U.) and Global Travel Agency in handling Samoan rugby’s travel arrangements. Speaking to the Weekend Observer, Tuilaepa said Global Travel had been working with the S.R.U. long before Faleomavaega Vincent Fepulea’i, the husband of the woman who owns it, Jackie Fepulea’i, became the Chief Executive Officer of the Union. 

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POLICE COMMISSIONER: Fuiava Egon Keil.

Fuiava Egon Keil officially reappointed as Police Commissioner

Fuiavailili Egon Keil has been reappointed as Police Commissioner for the next three years. Fuiava’s second term as Police Commissioner was confirmed by Cabinet last week, Savali reported.

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This is according to a copy of Cabinet paper, F.K. (18) 24.

Cabinet paper reveals Chief Justice’s contract extended for nine months

Chief Justice, His Honour Patu Tiava’asu’e Falefatu Sapolu’s contract has been extended for nine months. 

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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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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…Virtually all of the world’s progress has come from people who were not satisfied to “leave well enough alone.” Sir Francis Bacon said: “Acorns and nuts were good until someone invented bread.”

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Death of young boy is a tragedy, let it not be in vain

Life is precious. In some instances, it is too short for some people, way too short. So today, as you gather your loved ones for some much needed rest and relaxation after a tough week, spare a thought for the family of 16-year-old Orlando Maulelia.

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Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, There is only one true church and that is the Catholic Church or the Universal Church that Christ established upon Himself in Israel. The first members and servants of the church are the twelve apostles or the twelve Disciples of Christ.

Dear Editor, In this debate, I like the E.F.K.S. position as it resonates with the cultural basis for our nation which when Samoa became independent it removed the taxing of faifeau carried out by the colonial powers.

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.

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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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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