Head of State welcomes Indonesian delegation

The Head of State, His Highness Tuimaleali’ifano Va’aletoa Sualauvi II, received visitors from Indonesia, yesterday. They included the Ambassador of Indonesia to Samoa, Tantowi Yahya, the Senior Advisor of Strategy Issues to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Djauhari Oratmantun, and other senior Indonesian delegates.

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'TAUTAI': The cover of the new book about Ta’isi O.F. Nelson, by Dr. Patricia O’Brien.

Cultural historian to talk about compelling story of Ta’isi Nelson

Cultural historian, Dr. Patricia O’Brien, of the Australian National University, will discuss her research for her new book 'Tautai: Samoa World History and the Life of Ta’isi O.F. Nelson', today.

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GO SAVAI’I GO: Members of the Savai’i community took part in the march before the Marathon.

Savai’i tourism the winner

The shorelines of Savai’i, from Salelologa to Falealupo, were dotted by swimming caps and running shoes last weekend and for a very good reason. 

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World

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson arrives to speak about the release of the 2016 annual report on International Religious Freedom, Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017, at the State Department in Washington.

US decries Islamic State 'genocide' of Christians, others

The Trump administration denounced the Islamic State group on Tuesday for carrying out "genocide" against Christians and other religious minorities in areas under its control.

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Volunteers search for bodies from the scene of heavy flooding and mudslides in Regent, just outside of Sierra Leone's capital Freetown.

More than 300 dead, 600 missing in Sierra Leone mudslides

Fatmata Kamara had just stepped outside her house before dawn Monday when she saw the muddy hillside collapsing above her. The only thing she could do was run.

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Sport

GO WHITE: The Moata’a Rugby Team showcasing their new jerseys with members of the Village Council.

Taumeasina Island Resort and Moata’a strengthen rugby links

Last week, the Moata’a Rugby Club received a tremendous boost through the donation of uniforms courtesy of Taumeasina Island Resort.

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Referee Ricardo de Burgos, right, shows a red card to Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo during the Spanish Supercup, first leg, soccer match between FC Barcelona and Real Madrid at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017. (AP Photo/M

Cristiano Ronaldo banned for 5 games after pushing referee

Cristiano Ronaldo lost his cool, and now Real Madrid has lost its main man for five matches at the start of the Spanish season.

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Street Talk

Do you support Moata’a’s decision?

The village of Moata’a is standing by its decision to ban a Chinese man from operating a store in their village. Village paramount chief, Asi Semisi Blakelock, said they will not change their village foundation which prohibits outsiders from running shops there. What do you think? Lizzy Hunt had a chance to interview a few people for today’s Street Talk and this is what they said.

Tai Faapito, 26

Manono

Tuaefu Toufi, 31

Tuaefu

Pula’au Faamuina, 24

Gagaifo Lefaga

Frank Su’a, 22

Gagaifo Lefaga

Valeli Esekia, 23

Sinamoga

Tapuai Titi, 77

Vailele

Think a Minute

Think a minute… In 1951, a nuclear disaster almost took place at a nuclear power plant in Canada. The core reactor had melted down, so it had to be taken apart before more deadly radiation escaped into the nearby community.

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Truth matters in the death of Siliva Auali’itia

The claims by the family of a prisoner found dead at Tafa’igata last week should be investigated. It’s imperative the relevant authorities get to the bottom of this matter, find out what happened and what led to the death of Siliva Auali’itia.

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Letters to the Editor

Dear America, I am glad that you are finally paying attention to what is happening in Guam. Many of you, as I am reading online, are asking for the first time, “What is Guam?” Every day growing up here, we have been told all about you.

Dear Editor, Re: Moata’a Village stands by decision Where does Government start and village councils begin in terms of the rule of law? This is a very sensitive issue and has led to some very serious confrontations between government and village councils over time.

Dear Editor, Re: Pray to avert a war The power at be, the secret societies or what ever you want to call them are the ones dictating the world affairs as it unravels at this critical times, and the world religions who are vying to fulfill their prophesies according to their books are calling for the end of the world and yet they are encouraging others to pray to avoid such a catastrophe.

Entertainment

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Ricky Martin defends Versace murder drama as respectful

A roundup of news from the closing day of the Television Critics Association summer meeting, at which TV networks and streaming services presented details on upcoming programs.

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Technology

Chief Executive Officer Masayoshi Son speaks during a SoftBank World presentation in Tokyo.

SoftBank adding technology ambitions, with ARM, robotics

Photo ops of SoftBank Chief Executive Masayoshi Son sometimes show him chatting happily with his company's humanoid robot, the childlike Pepper, or grinning as President Donald Trump heaps praise on him for creating American jobs.

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