Lupesoliai La'auliolemalietoa Joseph Parker versus Russia's Alexander Dimitrenko.

Lupesoliai chops down Russian giant

Lupesoliai La'auliolemalietoa Joseph Parker's road to the world heavyweight title continues. It follows last night’s TKO victory where he destroyed his opponent and Russian giant, Alexander Dimitrenko, at Manukau.

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THAT DAY STILL HAUNTS US: Mose Kamu, 64, from the village of Lalomanu pointing where the wave came in from.

Scarred for life, father remembers

For many families who were devastated by the tsunami in September 2009, the scars are not easy to get rid of. For Mose Kamu, of Lalomanu, he will never forget the sight of destruction when he first arrived at his home on that day.

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SUCCESSFUL FACES: Minister of Education, Loau Keneti Sio, Ambassador Tuimaugaoali’i Kazumasa Shibuta with Ministry officials and Falelima staff members.

Japan helps Falelima Primary

Falelima Primary School in Savai’i is the lucky recipient of a newly reconstructed school building which opened on Friday.

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World

Knesset guards carry the flag-draped coffin during the funeral of former Israeli President Shimon Peres at the Mount Herzel national cemetery in Jerusalem.

Peres, remembered for tireless peace efforts, laid to rest

Shimon Peres was laid to rest Friday by dozens of world leaders who praised Israel's former president and prime minister for pursuing peace with an indefatigable spirit and optimism, even though his vision of a "new Middle East" was never fulfilled.

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Students from St. Paul's University, a Roman Catholic university, tie red ribbons as they come out from their campus to protest the killings being perpetrated in the unrelenting

Duterte 'happy to slaughter' drug suspects; mentions Hitler

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte raised the rhetoric over his bloody anti-crime war to a new level Friday, comparing it to Hitler and the Holocaust and saying he would be "happy to slaughter" 3 million addicts.

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Sport

 PROUD SATAUA MAN: Tim Lafai is excited to be back home.

Star raring to go for Toa Samoa

St. George Dragons star Tim Lafai is mighty happy to be home. He is back for the Toa Samoa test match against Fiji at Apia Park next Saturday.

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Competition:  One of the girls’ games with an excellent bowler.

The future of Cricket in Samoa

Students displayed an amazing level of skill at the Lepa and Lotofaga U15’s Boy and Girls Tournament in Tuanaimato on Wednesday.  

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Street Talk

Has our culture contributed to our hardship today?

The pressures of increased traditional contributions and gift giving have been cited as reasons for people suffering hardships as they struggle to meet cultural obligations. Ilia Likou asked for opinions from the community and she got some very frank responses.

Fiti Ioane, 71

Vaitele

Gaga’e Esau, 52

Salamumu

Irae Leuluai, 52

Lalovaea

Joe Fa’amatala, 34

Vailele

Pueata Fealofani, 42

Vailoa

Uilaao Tamasese, 59

Tuana’i

Think a Minute

Think a minute… A Greek philosopher said that when a son behaves wrongly it is the father who should be punished, since he is the one who failed to do his job.

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Is the Attorney General one of Prime Minister Tuilaepa’s “children”?

An interesting story was published on the front page of the Samoa Observer last week, on 30 September 2016. Titled “P.M. firm. The land belongs to Govt.”, it was not an entirely new story though.

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Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, Re: Banks injustices and Defamation Firstly Sir, I want to make it clear from the outset that I have been hesitant for a very long time to tell my side of the story.

Dear Editor, For many years we have tolerated the hateful, high-horsey, sycophantic views of Tofaeono Hollywood as these appear as letters to the editor in your newspaper, always supporting the H.R.P.P.

Dear Editor, Re: Alleged Police brutality I hope S/O could print a series of articles highlighting common laws and rules. So we can examine obstructing justice with Police treatment of intoxicated people brought in custody.

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Alicia Keys

Story of Ugandan chess player inspires Alicia Keys song

Alicia Keys has always been a supporter of female empowerment, so when the singer watched the new film "Queen of Katwe" and saw its female lead, Phiona Mutesi, win best male chess player, she was overjoyed.

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Technology

American hopes it can make the change on the fly during the weekend without causing delays or canceling more flights. The airline dropped about 200 flights for the weekend to lighten its load and make the switchover easier.

American hopes IT switch doesn't snag flights this weekend

American Airlines will make a big technology change this weekend involving planes and pilots, but passengers won't notice a thing if all goes well.

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