No end to school violence

 They are at it again. After all the efforts by school principals, teachers, police officers and government trying to put a stop to interschool violence in public places, the problem has risen again. 

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Singing I love you Daddy- Annie Grace with her daughter Mishana Tonumali'i.

Concert promotes hope in God

The highly-anticipated Annie Grace’s concert held on Saturday night, moved and touched the hearts of hundreds of people who gathered in front of the government building.  The audience gathered to enjoy, listen and learn from Samoa’s very own award-winning artist, Annie Puletiuatoa-Tonumali’i. 

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President of French Polynesia, Edouard Fritch and the Minister of Justice and Courts Administration, Fa’aolesa Katopau Ainu’u at Faleolo International Airport.

Permanent solution sought for airline deal

The President of French Polynesia has said that he welcomes the prospect of an agreement between Air Tahiti Nui and the Polynesian Airlines.

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World

Security and forensic officials and medics investigate after an explosion outside the Police headquarters in Gaziantep, Turkey.

Car bomb in southern Turkey kills 2 police officers

A car bomb struck the entrance of a Turkish police station Sunday in the southern city of Gaziantep, killing two police officers and wounding 22 other people in a day marred by violence and May Day protests.

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Supporters of Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr attend a sit-in inside Baghdad's highly fortified Green Zone.

Bombings kill 31 as Iraq grapples with political crisis

Two car bombs in the southern Iraqi city of Samawah on Sunday killed 31 people and wounded dozens, the latest in a series of large attacks claimed by the Islamic State group as the country grapples with a worsening political crisis.

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Sport

Paul Gallen & Kade Snowden of Cronulla Sharks

Cronulla downs Brisbane in NRL nailbiter

Cronulla stopped a stirring Broncos comeback to beat Brisbane 30-28 Sunday for its sixth-straight win in Australia's National Rugby League while North Queensland matched its best start to a season to set up a four-way tie atop the table.

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Melbourne Storm prop Jesse Bromwich

Bromwich named Kiwis' captain for Australia test

Prop Jesse Bromwich has been named to captain New Zealand for the first time in Friday's ANZAC rugby league test against Australia.

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Street Talk

Is electricity expensive in Samoa?

The cost of electricity in Samoa remains far too high. So says the Electric Power Corporation’s (E.P.C) new Minister, Papali’i Niko Lee Hang. He has called on the Corporation to make electricity cheaper for all households in Samoa in the next five years.

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Think a Minute

Think a minute…It’s truly amazing how the Jewish people have survived after thousands of years of being slaves, persecuted, and even attempted genocide when Hitler’s Nazi’s murdered 6 million Jews! That’s why in 1934, Germany was the wrong place to be a Jew.

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Messages of welcome and hope

Post cyclone Amos, and Samoa has been buzzing with just past, present and happening events. They have all got something in common.

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Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, Who is this Afoa character? The weather man? Seems he came out of nowhere a few years ago and has had far too much to say around the place, barrowing his inflated ego, whilst pushing good people and his big mouth around, playing at the big fish in the little pond.

Dear Editor, The opening of Aggie’s and the Air Tahiti Nui M.O.U are two of of the most important developments for our tourism industry since the Poly Blue merger was announced over a decade ago.

Dear Editor, Re: Who, what and why is this? My heart goes to Tagi Fatu Nutimomoia for the loss of his loved one. Few things I just like to ask.

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VIDEOS

Entertainment

In this image released by Disney, Mowgli, portrayed by Neel Sethi, right, and Baloo the bear, voiced by Bill Murray, appear in a scene from,

'Jungle Book' rules box office again; 'Civil War' looms

Disney's "The Jungle Book" trounced a handful of underperforming new releases to rule the box office for a third consecutive week, while next week's certain champ, "Captain America: Civil War," began setting records overseas.

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Technology

Jonathan Mossberg, whose iGun Technology Corp. is working to develop a

From new to old, some of the gun safety features over time

Daytona Beach, Florida-based iGun Technology Corp. has been developing a "smart gun," a firearm that uses a ring with a chip in it to send a signal to a circuit board embedded in the firearm so that only an authorized user can fire the gun.

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