Daylight horror at school

Students looked on in sheer horror as men broke down the door to reach and beat a male teacher who “was only doing his job.” The incident happened at the Seventh Day Adventist College at Lalovaea on Wednesday.

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IT’S OFFICIAL: Leafautulagi and Talisau Faamanatu.

The start of a new journey

Papauta became a place of love for Leafaitulagi Talisau and Lafi Faamanatu yesterday where they began their new journey as husband and wife.

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GOING PLACES: Nathan and Tagaloa Wilson with their Japanese customers.

Koko Loa turns heads

Wilex Samoa provided a preview of its Premium Cocoa and Chocolate products at the Samoa-Japan Trade and Investment Seminar- held at the Taumeasina Resort on Friday.

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World

Brazil's Former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva speaks at a rally in defense of public companies and against Brazil's interim President Michel Temer in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Former Brazilian President Silva to stand trial

A Brazilian judge has accepted charges against former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva for allegedly obstructing a corruption investigation involving state-run oil giant Petrobras, clearing the way for one of the country's best-known political figures to stand trial.

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Pope Francis prays in front of the Memorial at the former Nazi Death Camp Auschwitz-Birkenau, in Oswiecim, Poland, Friday, July 29, 2016.

Pope visits Auschwitz, begs God to forgive "so much cruelty"

Choosing silence to convey his sorrow, Pope Francis visited the former Nazi death factory at Auschwitz and Birkenau on Friday, meeting with concentration camp survivors as well as aging saviors who helped Jews escape certain doom. In a guest book entry he made an anguished plea: "Lord, forgiveness for so much cruelty!"

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Sport

Sendora vs. Sheena.

Boxers ready to rumble

They have been weighed, they have faced down their opponent and now they are ready for the ring. Businesses against businesses, friends against friends, one ring and one winner; tonight is the night where it all goes down.

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Matthew Giteau

Matt Giteau back in Wallaby frame for Rugby Championship

Veteran playmaker Matt Giteau and four uncapped players have been named in a 36-man Australia squad for the Rugby Championship against New Zealand, South Africa and Argentina.

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Street Talk

A question of safety on buses

The bus crash at Tiavi last week, which has claimed one man’s life, has again raised questions about the safety of public transportation in Samoa. In particular, the issue of wooden versus ready-made buses has resurfaced. Is it not time to get rid of the wooden buses now? Why? Why not? Ilia Likou asked in today’s Street Talk and this is what people said:

Peneueta, 50

Siumu

Aso Matemate, 45

Siumu

Eli Taualai, 36

Siumu

Fereti Tupuola, 46

Siumu

Pofito Semasi, 35

Vaie’e

Toni Penisula, 37

Nu’usuatia

Think a Minute

Think a minute…Ever since I can remember, I have been disappointed with myself. Among other things I wish I was taller, and that I had more mechanical ability to fix things.

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With an apology, ‘mutual respect’ and peace are undeniable

This is a true story. Yesterday morning the writer received a phone call from a member of the local media – his name will not be revealed here for obvious reasons – asking for a comment on the claim by a matai of Afega village disputing the validity of his Gatoaitele title.

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Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, Thanks to all those vets who come to help Samoa. But have you considered euthanasia to manage the overpopulation of dogs and cats in Samoa?

Dear Editor Re: Walking out those promises Malo Mataafa Lesa. Well said, unfortunately we are dealing here with politicians - especially career politicians.

Dear Editor, Re: Health Alarm regarding Tinned Food Production Remember the Milk Powder scandal in China? People were shot, executed by the authorities for the adulterations of Baby Milk products which caused the near close of the Fonterra market in China.

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VIDEOS

Entertainment

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and former President Bill Clinton arrive for a rally at McGonigle Hall at Temple University in Philadelphia, Friday, July 29, 2016. Clinton and Kaine will begin a three day bus tour through the rust belt.

Poof! 'Ghostbusters' tweet cheering Clinton deleted

A tweet from Sony Pictures' "Ghostbusters" account that many interpreted as an endorsement of Hillary Clinton has disappeared as quickly as a phantom.

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Technology

Fans play the highly addictive

What's troubling athletes arriving in Rio? No 'Pokemon Go'

So the plumbing and electricity in the athletes' village took several days to fix. Who cares? But no "Pokemon Go"? That's an outrage!

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