IS IT A BIRD? A PLANE? Manu Samoa’s replacement halfback, Danny Tusitala, scores the winning try for Samoa at Apia Park yesterday. Manu Samoa defeated Ikale Tahi from Tonga, 30-10, in their Pacific Nations Cup clash.

Samoa thumbs Tonga

MANU SAMOA 30 - IKALE TAHI 10. A win is a win. For Manu Samoa yesterday, the 30-10 crushing of Tonga at the Apia Park during their Pacific Nations Cup clash was sweet.

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GETTING STARTED: Shortly after sunrise, the 42-kilometre long Savai’i Crossing started.

Paddlers brave the waves in 2016 Savai’i Crossing

It was a late race this year with the annual Savai’i Crossing taking place in late June.

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Pastor Ma’anaima Pepa Aloali’i

Church mourns Pastor Ma’anaima’s passing

The church fraternity is mourning the loss of a beloved leader, pioneer.

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Decomposing coral is shown on the Great Barrier Reef in Australia. As the world’s largest gathering of coral reef experts comes to a close, scientists and policy makers are moving ahead with plans for action to save the world’s imperiled reefs.

Experts demand more effort to save coral reefs

As the largest international gathering of coral reef experts comes to a close, scientists and policy makers are moving ahead with plans for action to save the world's reefs, which are being rapidly damaged by global warming.

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President Barack Obama pauses as he begins to speak at the Global Entrepreneur Summit at Stanford University, Friday, June 24, 2016, in Stanford, Calif. Obama gave opening remarks on Britain voting to leave the 28-nation European Union.

Obama says UK committed to 'orderly transition' out of EU

President Barack Obama tried to reassure Britons Friday that the special relationship between Washington and London would withstand an impending and likely messy divorce from Europe, as his administration scrambled to assess the fallout.

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Sport

SWEET VICTORY: Danny Tusitala and his team mates  celebrate.

Win dedicated to Samoa

Manu Samoa’s Head Coach, Namulauulu Alama Ieremia, was all smiles yesterday.

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England's Billy Vunipola scores a try as he is tackled by Australia's Michael Hooper during their rugby test match in Sydney, Australia, Saturday, June 25, 2016.

England beats Australia 44-40 to secure series whitewash

England secured a 3-0 series whitewash and extended coach Eddie Jones' unbeaten streak to nine matches with a pulsating 44-40 victory against Australia in the third rugby test on Saturday.

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Street Talk

What is the solution to our youth problems?

Ilia Likou was told by those interviewed that lax discipline, failing families, the diminishing authority of the church and the failure of government to create opportunities for jobs are some of the contributing factors.

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Think a Minute

Think a minute…Imagine that every morning somebody put $86,400 in your bank account. Then, every night whatever you didn’t spend that day was taken out of your account and thrown away. Wouldn’t you take out every cent of your $86,400 and spend it every day? So none of it would be wasted or thrown away.

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May the late Jeanine Tuivaiki, rest in peace

Two days ago, a letter from the Attorney General’s Office arrived. Sent by the office’s Principal Legal Secretary, Fagalele Iosefa-Tualatamalelagi, it is in connection with the death of the late, Jeanine Tuivaiki.

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Letters to the Editor

The Attorney General’s office has opened a legislative file as a result of the reporting of the death of Jeanine Tuivaiki. Attorney General states: “This is to do with suggested suicides, and how the reporting of this can be appropriately guided by law.

Dear Editor, As a resident of Vailele, I am very thankful to the Ministry of Works, Transport and Infrastructure under the L.T.A Road Construction Development Projects for fixing the two roads at Vailele. The roads were in a very bad condition compared to the amount of road users travelling and using them everyday especially during school time at Samoa Primary.

Dear Editor, Wow. England has voted to leave the EU. Although I hate to see the rise of right wing nationalism, which is the real reason the Brits voted to leave the EU, I think the status quo is underestimating the anger that people are feeling towards the elites who globalization is working for, while not working for many and leaving so many struggling to make ends meet.

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Pat Kiernan attends The Hollywood Reporter's

When aliens attack, real news anchors are on the scene

Godzilla is rampaging. Aliens are invading. Batman and Superman are having a tiff. Quick, turn on CNN.

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Technology

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton checks her mobile phone after her address to the Security Council at United Nations headquarters.

Emails: Key security features disabled on Clinton's server

State Department staffers wrestled for weeks in December 2010 over a serious technical problem with then-Secretary Hillary Clinton's home email server, causing them to temporarily disable security features that left the server more vulnerable to hackers, according to emails released Wednesday.

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