Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi

P.M. stands by decision to front interview

Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi has defended his decision to front the 60 Minutes interview where he was questioned about security in Samoa in light of the behavior of the country’s most dangerous criminal, Lautiti Tualima.

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HELPING A GREAT CAUSE: The Lee family in front of the Samoa Cancer Society Office at Moto’otua.

Family reunion with a purpose

The Seiuli Lee family visited the Samoa Cancer Society yesterday morning to lend a hand by cleaning the compound. They also donated money to help the Society.

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LEARNING ABOUT NEW EXPORT STRATEGIES:Mona Tiufea Lio explained that with the support provided by the Diagnostic Trade Integration Study and the workshop’s discussions, his company Betham Brothers Enterprises could especially benefit in the area of export.

Positive vibes from economic talks

A two–day workshop to update the Diagnostic Trade Integrated Study at the T.A.T.T.E. Conference Centre was immensely useful for the participants.

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World

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, accompanied by Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., speaks at a rally at Northern Virginia Community College in Annandale, Va. Clinton has chosen Kaine to be her running mate.

Hillary Clinton chooses Va. Sen. Tim Kaine as running mate

Hillary Clinton named Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine as her vice presidential running mate Friday, adding a centrist former governor of a crucial battleground state to the Democratic ticket.

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Heavily armed police forces walk through the underground station Karlsplatz (Stachus) after a shooting in the Olympia shopping centre was reported in Munich, southern Germany, Friday, July 22, 2016. (Andreas Gebert/dpa via AP)

8 dead in Munich mall shooting; police hunt up to 3 suspects

Police warned people to stay indoors Friday as they hunted for whoever opened fire at a Munich shopping mall, killing eight people and wounding others in a rampage they described as suspected terrorism.

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Sport

SMILES TILL THE END Team coach Nicole Martin (Far left) and her girls

Winners in their own way

Not everyone can be winners in a tournament but you can always be a winner in your own way.

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Highlanders' Elliot Dixon, right, is tackled by Jaguares' Javier Ortega Desio during a Super Rugby match in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Highlanders advance in Super Rugby with 15-9 win over ACT

Winger Waisake Naholo and No. 8 Liam Squire scored the only tries of the match and the Highlanders defended strongly late in the second half for a 15-9 win over the ACT Brumbies in a Super Rugby quarterfinal Friday.

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Street Talk

Mixed opinions on Lupesoliai’s preparedness

Lupesoliai Joseph Parker scored a 4th round knock out against Solomon Haumono on Thursday night. The victory means he is a step closer to his much-anticipated world heavyweight title fight against Anthony Joshua. Is Lupesoliai Joseph Parker ready for Joshua? Sarafina Sanerivi asked in today’s Street Talk and this is what people said:

Sairo Fa’ataga

Moata’a

Filipo Taufusi

Palisi

Fefiloi Kerstin

Siusega

Ilo Uili

A’ai o Fiti

Saienisi Faauma

Malie

Eti Ieremo

Lotopa

Think a Minute

Think a minute…What’s the difference between the best and second best? Between average and excellent? The difference between a good sports team and a great one? It’s the hard work, training and discipline. You can only get out of something what you put into it. “The enemy of the best is second best.”

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Parker is nearly ready

There is no doubt about it. Lupesoliai Joseph Parker was the better boxer and he won the fight fair and square at the Horncastle Arena in Christchurch.

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Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, To Mr. Bentley and the S.T.A, you need to capitalize on Samoa’s beauty like all the countries in the world. You need to sell that beauty to the world, you need to give the world confidence that they will be safe when they come and experience the beauty of your country.

Dear Editor, Thank you for your coverage of the Methodist Church’s annual conference. But I want to share my opinion about the church. The Methodist Church has been established in Samoa since 1828. By unethical manipulation it was “squeezed” out from 1839 but revived in 1857.

Dear Editor, Re: Alleged prison abuse claim Prison and Correction Facility’s Spokesperson Sagaga Galu Frost, get off your pity pot. You and your staff have been accused because you're not doing your jobs properly.

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Entertainment

Ben Higgins and Lauren Bushnell pose for a photo in New York. Higgins proposed marriage to Bushnell in the season finale of ABC's

Star of 'The Bachelor' not running for office after all

Ben Higgins, the most recent star of ABC's "The Bachelor," announced Friday he had abandoned a campaign for public office in Colorado, just two days after filing the required paperwork to run.

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Technology

People gaze at their smartphones as they play

Watch it, cowboy: Japan's 9 safety tips for "Pokemon Go"

Aware of the reports of "Pokemon Go"-related mishaps elsewhere, Japan's government-run National Center of Incident Readiness and Strategy for Cybersecurity has issued a flier with these nine public safety tips to keep overly enthusiastic players from getting into trouble.

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