Forensic document examiner: Linda Winfred Morrell.

Signature "appears genuine,” Expert witness in alleged forgery hearing

A forensic document examiner has backed the Associate Minister of the Ministry of the Prime Minister, Peseta Vaifou Tevaga, in the ongoing hearing of claims he forged the signature of a business partner.

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Local

PROUD PARENTS: Possible Silver Medalist Ele Opeloge’s parents Lesila and Tovia Opeloge.

Opeloge family waits in anticipation

As the country eagerly awaits news on the possibility of her first Olympic medal from the 2008 Beijing Olympics, Ele Opeloge’s parents say they are proud of their daughter no matter what.

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HELP US MAKE REPORTING MORE INCLUSIVE: Fa’aolo Utumapu-Utailesolo.

N.O.L.A. calls for more inclusive media reporting

A training session organised by Nuanua O Le Alofa (N.O.L.A.) on Tuesday provided media personnel with some key lessons on how to report on issues for people with disabilities.

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World

Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Artesia, N.M., where agents for the Federal Air Marshal Service undergo training.

Air rage incidents reported by airlines on the rise

The FBI and Hawaii state sheriffs arrested a 35-year-old man who allegedly bit a flight attendant on a Hawaiian Airlines flight from Pago Pago in American Samoa to Honolulu.

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The massive typhoon made landfall in eastern China Wednesday, a day after carrying strong winds over Taiwan that felled trees and scattered debris, killing several people and injuring hundreds.

Massive typhoon hits eastern China, Taiwan, killing 5

A massive typhoon left one person dead in eastern China on Wednesday, a day after killing four and injuring more than 600 in Taiwan, where authorities remained on alert for the possibility of a landslide.

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Sport

Jason Taumalolo of the Cowboys

Cronk, Taumalolo share NRL's highest player prize

Melbourne Storm halfback Cooper Cronk and North Queensland Cowboys backrower Jason Taumalolo shared the Dally M medal after finishing with the same number of votes for the top individual award in Australia's National Rugby League.

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United States vice-captain Tiger Woods smiles during a practice round for the Ryder Cup golf tournament Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016, at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, Minn.

Sorry Tiger, some things are only for players in Ryder Cup

The first awkward moment for Tiger Woods at the Ryder Cup came when he lined up to get into the U.S. team picture.

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Think a Minute

Think a minute… Recently on television I saw the mother and father of a young 15-year-old girl being interviewed.

Editorial

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Of Clinton and Trump’s battle

All eyes are on the United States at this moment. With the 71st Session of the UN General Assembly, which was attended by Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi just ending, the enthralling battle between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump for the U.S Presidency stopped millions around the globe on Tuesday.

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Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, I would like to clarify the news report and some opinions in your newspaper dated 19th, 23rd and 26th September of 2016 respectively in relation to the so-called $20 million tala maintenance work in Aquatic Centre undertaken by an expert team from China aid.

Dear Editor, RE: ‘Alleged Police brutality’ The story by Masiano Tupua in yesterday’s paper about police officers manhandling has made the rounds online again. It was, for the most part, greeted with disgust.

Dear Editor, I’m flabbergasted when I went to see with my own eyes what these government officials are being paid and the information about our receipts and payments.

OBSERVER

VIDEOS

Entertainment

Jennifer Lopez arrives at the 2016 NBCUniversal Winter TCA in Pasadena Calif. NBC said Wednesday, Sept. 28, that Lopez will be a judge on the

Jennifer Lopez is back in judge's chair for dance show

Jennifer Lopez is stepping in front of the camera for NBC's new "World of Dance" competition series.

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Technology

The phone is the first to ship with Google's new Android Nougat software.

Android's Nougat update isn't flashy, but still pretty handy

Nougat, Google's latest update of its Android smartphone software, isn't particularly flashy; you might not even notice what's different about it at first. But it offers a number of practical time-saving features, plus a few that could save money — and perhaps even your life.

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