COURT CLASH: Associate Minister of the Ministry of the Prime Minister: Peseta Vaifou Tevaga and Former Speaker and Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, La'aulialemalietoa Leuatea Polataivao in the Supreme Court yesterday.

Court battle begins

The hearing into allegations of fraud and forgery against the Associate Minister of the Ministry of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, Peseta Vaifou Tevaga, started in the Supreme Court yesterday.

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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

A security official stands in the hall the presidential debate between Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y., Monday, Sept. 26, 2016.

Clinton, Trump poised for must-see debate showdown

With millions watching and the American presidency on the line, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are poised for a must-see showdown Monday night, pitting the Democrat's call for steady, experienced leadership against the Republican's pugnacious promises to upend Washington.

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Police officers cordon off the area of the scene in central Budapest, Hungary, early Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016.

Hungary manhunt in Budapest blast that wounded 2 officers

Hungarian authorities are hunting for a man who set off a homemade fragmentation bomb that seriously wounded two officers in central Budapest, the country's police chief said Sunday.

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Sport

FUTURE OF SAMOAN AND AUSTRALIAN RUGBY: Both teams not going down without a fight.

A peep into the future of Samoan rugby

Apia Park saw a heated competition on Saturday with a great test of rugby for our U18 boys. With the visiting U18 Australian team, the match was expected to be a great display of skills and talent on both sides and it definitely delivered.

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June 11, 2016 file photo, stewards speak to Russian supporters after clashes broke out in the stands during the Euro 2016 Group B soccer match between England and Russia, at the Velodrome stadium in Marseille, France.

Moscow prepares for 1st English visit since Euro 2016 clash

Russian police are getting ready for Tottenham's game against CSKA Moscow on Tuesday in the Champions League.

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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.

Editorial

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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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VIDEOS

Entertainment

Maddox Jolie-Pitt, from left, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt attend the 2013 Governors Awards in Los Angeles.

Brad Pitt allegations relate to treatment of son

Allegations Brad Pitt was abusive on a private plane last week relate to the actor's treatment of his 15-year-old son, sources said Friday, as the FBI continued to gather information before determining whether to open an investigation.

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Technology

Yahoo's headquarters in Sunnyvale, Calif.

Online services want your birthdate _ creating security risk

Of all the personal information people tend to give out willy-nilly on the internet, birthdate is perhaps the most ubiquitous.

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