Alafoti Faosiliva is tackled by the Tongan defence during the Pacific Nations Cup match between Manu Samoa and Tonga at Apia Park, Saturday 25 June 2016.

Samoa beats Tonga 30-10 in Pacific Nations Cup

Samoa made an explosive beginning but faded and needed a late, breakaway try to quell a second half comeback and beat Tonga 30-10 on Saturday in the last match of the Pacific Nations Cup.

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SPEAKING OUT AGAINST DOPING: Leituala Dr Ben Matalavea of the Oceania Regional Anti-Doping Organization stressed out how important the right measures are to prevent doping in Samoa.

Dealing with sports cheats

There might be no more important competition in sports than the Olympic Games, which will take place this August in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. 

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Maanaima and Emma in the duets category

2016 Talavou Festival promotes positive fulfillment

Samoa’s Talavou Festival guided by the theme “Talavou Talenia, Talavou Manuia” (Talented youth are a successful Youth) officially opened on Thursday night at Peseta.

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World

Decomposing coral is shown on the Great Barrier Reef in Australia. As the world’s largest gathering of coral reef experts comes to a close, scientists and policy makers are moving ahead with plans for action to save the world’s imperiled reefs.

Experts demand more effort to save coral reefs

As the largest international gathering of coral reef experts comes to a close, scientists and policy makers are moving ahead with plans for action to save the world's reefs, which are being rapidly damaged by global warming.

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President Barack Obama pauses as he begins to speak at the Global Entrepreneur Summit at Stanford University, Friday, June 24, 2016, in Stanford, Calif. Obama gave opening remarks on Britain voting to leave the 28-nation European Union.

Obama says UK committed to 'orderly transition' out of EU

President Barack Obama tried to reassure Britons Friday that the special relationship between Washington and London would withstand an impending and likely messy divorce from Europe, as his administration scrambled to assess the fallout.

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Sport

Britain's heavyweight world boxing champion Tyson Fury, arrives behind challenger Wladimir Klitschko of Ukraine during a press conference in Cologne, Germany.

Fury says he is injured, rematch vs Klitschko postponed

World heavyweight champion Tyson Fury was forced on Friday to postpone his rematch with Wladimir Klitschko after hurting his left ankle while training for the fight.

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Britain's World Heavyweight Champion Anthony Joshua, left, and challenger Dominic Breazeale, from the U.S. pose during a press conference in London.

Breazeale expected to give Joshua better fight than Martin

Dominic Breazeale isn't expected to freeze in the ring against IBF heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua like Charles Martin did two months ago.

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Street Talk

What is the solution to our youth problems?

Ilia Likou was told by those interviewed that lax discipline, failing families, the diminishing authority of the church and the failure of government to create opportunities for jobs are some of the contributing factors.

Tali Lino, 43

Vaitele Fou

Viena Upu, 60

Sinamoga

Fa’aaliga Auvele

Lupepe Simati, 52

Foailalo

Elisapeta Asiata, 60

Ululoloa

Lote Fonoti, 40

Malie

Think a Minute

Think a minute…You know that overnight success usually takes at least 10 years? One man said, “My overnight success was the longest night of my life. I spent many days and nights just getting there!” Remember, “Rome was not built in a day.” Many people are waiting for their ship to come in…when they’ve not even sent it out of the harbor.

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A bit more patience

Poor results mean less interest. It’s that simple. And if you’re wondering why there is hardly any hype and excitement about the Manu Samoa’s test match against Tonga today in this rugby mad country, look no further.

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Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, I wish to congratulate le susuga Mata’afa (Keni Lesa), - le mamalu ia te oe le Pule –Saleaula, ma lau Faatufugaga; le Tufuga Alofa fa’apea le Tufuga Toatamai.

Dear Editor, Re: Monday’s Apology I accept your apology in Monday’s paper. However I do not accept the reasoning for your so-called “inspiration” in printing the photo in the first place. The deceased family need at this time is for comfort, support and counseling not only over the next few days but the weeks and every year ahead.

Dear Editor, One of the most amazing and distinctive elements in the faa-Samoa is the grand belief in the redeemability of people. In fact, redemption is a constitutive feature of the ifoga.

OBSERVER

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Entertainment

Pat Kiernan attends The Hollywood Reporter's

When aliens attack, real news anchors are on the scene

Godzilla is rampaging. Aliens are invading. Batman and Superman are having a tiff. Quick, turn on CNN.

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Technology

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton checks her mobile phone after her address to the Security Council at United Nations headquarters.

Emails: Key security features disabled on Clinton's server

State Department staffers wrestled for weeks in December 2010 over a serious technical problem with then-Secretary Hillary Clinton's home email server, causing them to temporarily disable security features that left the server more vulnerable to hackers, according to emails released Wednesday.

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