Aunty Tala is in town

Samoa’s world famous comedian Tofiga Sefo Fepulea’i is in the country. Tofiga, also known as Aunty Tala, is no stranger to most and will be having his show tonight at the Taumeasina Island Resort. The father of three from the villages of Papa Sataua, Falealupo, Sagone, Fasitoo-Uta, Fusi Safotulafai and Saleaula will always be a proud Samoan.

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Women can champion industry

Women farmers and entrepreneurs have been encouraged to champion Samoa’s farming industry.

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Knesset member Oren Hazan takes a selfie with Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, center, and MP David Bitan, right of Netanyahu, after a Knesset session that passed of a contentious bill.

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Israel's parliament approved a controversial piece of legislation on Thursday that defines the country as the nation-state of the Jewish people but which critics warn sidelines minorities.

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Australian Roman Catholic nun Sr. Patricia Fox flashes the thumbs up sign as she arrives to attend a mass on the ninth day of the killing of Roman Catholic priest Father Richmond Nilo at the Black Nazarene Basilica in Manila, Philippines.

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The Philippine immigration bureau on Thursday ordered the deportation of an Australian nun who has angered the president by joining anti-government rallies, but her lawyers called the move "persecution" and said they would appeal.

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Public speak on vaccines controversy

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Think a Minute

Think a minute…Not long ago the biggest-selling book in America was about the end of the world. Watching the world’s news is sometimes like watching a horror film. The 20th century had far more people killed in wars than any century in history.

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Why is P.M. Tuilaepa threatened by a “childish” politician who “lacks common sense”?

This much is undeniable. The outspoken Member of Parliament Olo Fiti Vaai has never been popular with the Human Rights Protection Party (H.R.P.P.) administration. He never will.

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Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor Re: Control spending, E.F.K.S. advises Govt. I totally agree with this pastor on the Associate Minister position. What a colossal waste of taxpayer money.

Dear Editor, I agree with the points raised in your story “Samoan cultural identity in danger.”

Dear Editor, Re: Changing lives, tackling diabetes After my diabetes type 2 diagnosis; I had typical symptoms of thirst, lethargy, severe tiredness, urinary frequency, hearing loss and ringing in the ears, vision problems, dehydration and weight gain.

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Armando Abarca, left, dressed as Batman, and Jessica Rose Davis, dressed as Wonder Woman, of Los Angeles, high five each other as they attend day one of Comic-Con International on Thursday, July 19, 2018, in San Diego.(Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

DC Universe sets pricing plan for digital subscription

A digital subscription service for DC Comics superfans launching in the fall of 2018 has set its annual membership fee at $74.99. DC Universe and Warner Bros.

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Zuckerberg's Holocaust comment puts Facebook on the spot

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