Lucky to be alive

The driver of a sedan is lucky to be alive after his vehicle rolled several times and fell into a storm water drain in Tuanaimato.

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Dr. Tanyamarie Petaia.

Medical Association expresses concern

The Samoa Medical Association (S.M.A.) has expressed its grave concern with regards to the deaths of two babies in Savai’i who died after they were administered M.M.R. vaccination.

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General Manager Papali'i Willie Nansen.

Decision yet to be made on Shipping hotel

Samoa Shipping Corporation has denied they are planning to set up a hotel and claimed the facility will be a ‘bed-and-breakfast' type of accommodation.

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World

President Donald Trump meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Nuclear arms race is an expected topic for Trump-Putin talks

President Donald Trump seems of two minds on nuclear weapons. He muses about eliminating them but also has called for a U.S. buildup and bragged about his nuclear "button."

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Protesters on a beach near Turnberry golf club, Scotland.

10,000 protest Trump in Edinburgh; UK police seek paraglider

From the capital of Edinburgh to seaside golf resorts, thousands in Scotland staged colorful, peaceful protests against Donald Trump on Saturday as the U.S. president played golf at one of his luxury retreats.

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Sport

Belgium's Eden Hazard, left, celebrates with teammates after scoring his side's second goal during the third place match between England and Belgium at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the St. Petersburg Stadium.

Belgium finishes 3rd at World Cup, beats England 2-0

For Belgium and England, the third-place match at the World Cup was more like a dress rehearsal for future finals.

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Bryn Hall of the Crusaders scores a try in the tackle of Rieko Ioane of the Blues during the Super Rugby match, Crusaders V Blues, Wyatt Crockett Stadium, Christchurch, New Zealand, 14th July 2018.Copyright photo: John Davidson / www.photosport.nz

Crusaders v Sharks, Lions v Jaguares in Super Rugby quarters

The Sharks clinched the last quarterfinal place in Super Rugby after beating the Jaguares 20-10 on Saturday, setting up an unenviable trip to the eight-time champion Crusaders of New Zealand in the playoffs.

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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…A man was cleaning his car with a special brush when a little girl who had been watching him said, “My daddy has a brush like that to clean his car too.” “Really!” said the man. “What kind of car does your daddy have?”

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Taxes, E.F.K.S’s Secretary General and a Methodist Church Minister

And so it continues. The war of words between the Government and the biggest denomination in Samoa with close to 60,000 members, the E.F.K.S., rages on. If what is being said publically is anything go by, these parties are definitely on a collision course.

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Letters to the Editor

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.

Dear Editor, Re: Taxes, God and meaninglessness I can see the dialectualism of the Church and State in your introduction. Or, the dialectualism of Religious organisations, and the H.R..P.P. Government’s enforced religious taxes.

Dear Editor, I write in reference to your story titled “Luatuanuu want ban lifted” in the Weekend Observer. We continue to see clashes between government and some of the other authorities in the land.

Entertainment

Scarlett Johansson arrives at the world premiere of

Scarlett Johansson pulls out of trans drama after backlash

Scarlett Johansson has pulled out of the film "Rub & Tug" after her plans to portray a transgender man prompted a backlash.

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Technology

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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