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Police announce coronial inquest

A coronial inquest will be done on July 25 into the deaths of two toddlers from Safotu, the Ministry of Police has announced. “On 12th July, a post-mortem examination was conducted at Moto’otua Hospital for the two babies from Safotu, Savaii. The post-mortem examination was conducted by a pathologist from Australia. Further inquiries with samples obtained from the two babies have been taken overseas for analysis,” stated the statement.

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IN NEED OF A WATER TANK : Seti Saofaiga’s son and niece at their home at Saleimoa.

Water supply vital for survival

The lack of water supply is a concern for Seti Saofaiga from Saleimoa. Fifty-five-year-old Seti and his family do not have water gallons or a water tank. Despite living in a shack, for him water is the most vital need any human being needs to survive. 

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AT THE LAUNCH: Toleafoa Ken Poutoa, Lefaga and Faleaseela’s Member of Parliament.

District development plan launched

The development of any community focuses on the social, economic and religious growth of its people. 

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Lava flows into the ocean near Pahoa, Hawaii.

Lava crashes through roof of Hawaii tour boat, injuring 23

An explosion caused by lava oozing into the ocean sent molten rock crashing through the roof of a sightseeing boat off Hawaii's Big Island, injuring 23 people Monday, officials said.

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U.S. President Donald Trump, left, smiles beside Russian President Vladimir Putin during a press conference after their meeting at the Presidential Palace in Helsinki, Finland, Monday, July 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Trump: Putin made 'incredible offer' in Russian hacking case

President Donald Trump said Monday that Russian President Vladimir Putin privately made an "incredible offer" to help American investigators in their prosecution of 12 Russian intelligence officers accused of hacking crimes during the 2016 presidential election.

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Sport

Referee Federico Anseli gives a red card to Semisi Masirewa. Waratahs v Sunwolves. 2018 Super Rugby round 18.

SANZAAR to review use of TMOs in Super Rugby

Governing body SANZAAR has ordered a review of the use of television match officials in Super Rugby, saying the "practical implementation" of the video referee protocols has become an area of "major concern."

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Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines poses after defeating Lucas Matthysse of Argentina during their WBA World welterweight title bout in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Sunday, July 15, 2018. Pacquiao won the WBA welterweight world title after knocking out Matthyss

Pacquiao wins 60th career fight with seventh-round knockout

Manny Pacquiao won by knockout for the first time in nine years to claim the World Boxing Association welterweight title, and made a proclamation.

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Street Talk

Public speak on vaccines controversy

The death of two one-year-old babies last Friday following their vaccination at Savai’i has led to independent investigations by authorities and galvanized debate throughout the nation. Health experts have come out defending vaccinations while urging patience until the inquiries are completed. The public was asked if they have confidence in the health system and the health of their children.

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Think a Minute

Think a minute…It is true: “There’s no place like home.” In fact, who we are, what we think about ourselves, others, and life, mostly comes from our family with whom we grew up as children and teenagers. That is why they say, “The apple does not fall far from the tree.”

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Precious children, parents’ agony and lessons that could save lives

Here’s the thing. To lose one child through death is excruciatingly painful enough. It’s something no parents should have to go through. But can you imagine losing two children under eerily similar circumstances? It’s simply unimaginable. No words can describe it. And yet that’ exactly what parents, Karl Joseph and Christine Laulu, of Apia, have had to go through.

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Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, Re: “That’s what a fa’afafine would say,” Tuilaepa hits back The P.M. shows again what a fool he is with his fa’afafine statement. What on earth is he talking about?

Dear Editor, I write regarding your news headline “Court queries A.G.’s request for an overseas Judge”. That also I had found, when the matter was originally mentioned that the Attorney General had to appeal the ruling by Justice Papali’i Rosella Viane for Fepulea’i Atila Ropati to be discharged without conviction:

Dear Editor, There are a couple of enthralling things about the views of the E.F.K.S. Secretary and apparently those of the E.F.K.S. Council of Elders and the issue of the E.F.K.S. Faifeau’s to pay tax.

Entertainment

FILE - In this Oct. 15, 2012, file photo, reality TV star and former pro wrestler Hulk Hogan, whose real name is Terry Bollea, looks on as his attorney speaks in Tampa, Fla. World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. has reinstated Hogan to its Hall of Fame, thre

Hulk Hogan reinstated into wrestling Hall of Fame

World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. has reinstated Hulk Hogan to its Hall of Fame, three years after he was found to have used racial slurs in a conversation caught on a sex tape.

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Netflix logo on an iPhone in Philadelphia. Netflix, Inc. reports earnings Monday, July 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

Netflix drops dud on Wall St. as subscriber growth flops

Netflix is adding subscribers at a slower pace than envisioned, renewing fears that its growth may sputter as the video streaming service tries to fend off fiercer competition.

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