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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THE CHINESE ALREADY RULE THE MARKETS: Tino Tiomai, 25, from the village of Sataoa.

Foreigners taking over Samoa

There’s no denying it, if you drive for ten minutes here in Samoa you are bound to pass by at least one foreign owned store.

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GET IT RIGHT WITH GOD- Tole’afoa Matuavao Ainea Poasa with his wife Pele from the village of Tulaele.

Good is not always righteous

“The good things in life aren’t always right.” That is the opinion of Tole’afoa Matuavao Ainea Poasa, 69 years old from the village of Tulaele. 

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World

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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Investigators are seen at the apartment complex that has been tied to Arcan Cetin, the suspected Cascade Mall shooter, in Oak Harbor, Wash.

Mall shooting suspect: 'Creepy,' multiple arrests, disputes

The 20-year-old man suspected of killing five people with a rifle at a Macy's makeup counter had a string of run-ins with the law in recent years, including charges he assaulted his stepfather, and was described by a neighbor as so "creepy, rude and obnoxious" that she kept a Taser by her front door.

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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…Does money matter much in marriage? You bet it does! Did you know that money problems cause some of the biggest problems between husbands and wives! Sadly, in some marriages it doesn’t take long for wedding bells to turn into wedding bills and debts.

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Pacific punching above its weight

In a comparision with families around the world, the Pacific family as we like to refer to our collective island countries, is no different. We have our moments.

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Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor Re: Moe Lei Sam and the hospital This under-resourced and new Tupua Tamasese Meaole Hospital problem has been discussed by members of social media forums from about four years ago.

Dear Editor Re: The glass ceiling Wendy, Sweden is not immune from gender pay difference, men still get paid more than women in the work force. In addition, proportion of women in top positions still remains weak.

Dear Editor Re: Minister outlines why P.A.C.E.R. Plus a must I support PACER-Plus. My reading of the deal is that it allows an unprecedented opportunity for our exporters to get through the brick wall that NZ and Australia have put up for so long on the premise of their strict biosecurity protections.

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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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