Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton laughs to Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump during the presidential debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y.

Debate Takeaways: Clinton gets under Trump's skin in debate

Donald Trump repeatedly clashed with Hillary Clinton during Monday's first presidential debate, interrupting her and appearing agitated at times as they tangled over the economy, her use of a private mail server and his unwillingness to release his income tax returns.

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A FRIEND OF SAMOA: Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi with U.N. Secretary General, Tupua Ban Ki-moon in New York.

What P.M. Tuilaepa said in New York

The 71st session of the General Assembly holds special significance for Samoa, and the Pacific region.  At the helm of the General Assembly for the first time ever, is a Pacific Islander and diplomat from Fiji, His Excellency Ambassador Peter Thomson.

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Fun Park: Wilhelm Schwalger has managed to complete 40% of phase 1, and needs your help.

Man works to make Fun Park reality

Samoa might soon have one more activity to offer to locals and visitors looking for a bit of fun and thrills. 

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World

Asian Development Bank Headquarters

ADB says developing Asian economies are holding steady

The Asian Development Bank says the economies of developing countries in Asia are holding up despite stubborn global headwinds, and that earlier forecasts that the countries as a group will grow 5.7 percent in 2016 and 2017 remain unchanged. The group grew 5.9 percent in 2015.

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Guests have been invited to wear white as a sign of peace, and the president will use a pen made from a recycled shell used in combat.

Colombia to sign historic peace deal on ending long conflict

More than 220,000 deaths, 8 million homeless and countless human rights violations: These are the tragic toll of South America's oldest armed conflict, which begins to wind down with the signing Monday of a historic agreement between Colombia's government and the country's largest rebel movement to end a half-century of hostilities.

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Sport

Boys in Blue: The Samoa A trial held last Saturday.

Samoa A squad named

The Samoa A squad has been named to contest the Americas Pacific Challenge in Montevideo, Uruguay. 

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Ready for Action: Tusitala preparing for his role as half-back.

We catch up with Danny Tusitala

Danny Tusitala is international rugby professional, husband and father.

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Think a Minute

Think a minute…Remember Christopher Columbus, the great explorer from Europe? He planned to sail across the Atlantic ocean to find Asia, but failed. However, instead of Asia he found the New World, now called America.

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Giving young people an opportunity to flourish

It’s an interesting one. The decision by the government, namely the Ministry of Education, Sports and Culture, to introduce Boxing to secondary schools is not only timely, if it’s administered well, it has the potential to become the tool needed to boost the sport’s ailing fortunes.

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Letters to the Editor

Re: Union refutes Tietjens report Whatever you say Fepuleai. I don’t trust any of what you say.

Re: Minister and P.A.C.E.R Plus From my experience coming from a developed wealthy nation the small emerging economies will never penetrate the brick walls no matter what trade agreements are signed because we will always find way to subsidize our industries and keep you small economies from competing.

Dear Editor, This is a reply to Stella M’s letter on the Sunday Observer letter to the editor “There is no such thing as equality”. First I want to point out what equality is in the context of Gender equality.

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horror filmmaker Herschell Gordon Lewis. Lewis, who pioneered the horror genre in the 1960s known as the

Herschell Gordon Lewis, 'godfather of gore,' dies at 87

Herschell Gordon Lewis, the horror filmmaker known as the "godfather of gore," died Monday at 87.

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Technology

Ex-Verizon worker accused of selling customer phone records

A former Verizon Wireless technician is accused of using the company's computers to obtain customers' private call records — plus data showing where customers' phones were — and then selling them to an unnamed private investigator, federal prosecutors said.

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