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Archive - Apr 16, 2012

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US prepares for last major Afghan offensive

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- For Taliban militants and U.S. strategists alike, all roads in this impoverished country of mountain passes, arid deserts and nearly impassable goat tracks lead to this ancient capital of 3 million people nestled in a high and narrow valley.



As ice cap melts, militaries vie for Arctic edge

YOKOSUKA, Japan (AP) -- To the world's military leaders, the debate over climate change is long over. They are preparing for a new kind of Cold War in the Arctic, anticipating that rising temperatures there will open up a treasure trove of resources, long-dreamed-of sea lanes and a slew of potential conflicts.

By Arctic standards, the region is already buzzing with military activity, and experts believe that will increase significantly in the years ahead.



Beyond drowsy, too little sleep ups diabetes risk

WASHINGTON (AP) -- More people pull the night shift. Teens text past midnight and stumble to class at dawn. Travelers pack red-eye flights.

Nodding off behind the wheel isn't the only threat from a lack of shut-eye. There's growing evidence that people who regularly sleep too little and at the wrong time suffer long-lasting consequences that a nap won't cure: An increased risk of diabetes, heart disease and other health problems.



MUA LE SATANI TUUGA FAUTASI MUAMUA

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O ai o le a sola ma le siaumupini tuuga fautasi 2012?

O le sola ai o le Sa o le Satani mai le afioaga o Nuuuli ma le mua o le ulua’i tuuga fautasi o le fu’a o lenei tausaga lea na faia i le faaiuga o le vaiaso na te’a nei, ua tulai mai ai loa se fesili tele i finagalo o le au matemate o le atunuu, poo ai o le a sola ma le siamupini o tuuga fautasi o lenei tausaga.



Tala o Faamasinoga

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TOFIA UIAGALELEI AVEA MA LOIA TUTO’ATASI

Ua tofia nei e le Vaega Tofia o le Faamasionoga Maualuga le alii loia ia Marcellus Tala Uiagalelei e avea ma Loia Tuto’atasi, e sui tulaga i le loia tutoatasi sa i ai o Faamomoi Masaniai.



Sauni Leoleo faatino lana tiute masani puipuiga saogalemu atunu’u

Ua alo atu nei le Matagaluega o Leoleo mo le faatinoina o le latou tautua masani, mo le faamamaluina lea ma le puipuia o le saogalemu ao feagai ai le atunuu ma le faamanatuina o le 112 tausaga, talu ona sisiina a’e le fu’a a le Iunaite Setete i laufanua o Amerika Samoa.

I se poloaiga na tuuina atu e le afioga i le Komesina o Leoleo ia Tuaolo M. Fruean i Vaega taitasi uma o le Matagaluega, ua faalauiloa atu ai le polokalame ma vaega taitasi o le a galulue ai leoleo.



Haleck family petitions fed court for DOI secretary to intercede in Naumati land dispute

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The Haleck family’s legal battle with the American Samoa Government over its plans to develop more than 20 acres of Naumati property at the Ottoville Low Rain Forest has landed in federal court in Washington D.C. with a complaint filed against Kenneth L. Salazar, in his capacity as U.S. Interior Department secretary, who has official jurisdiction over the territory.



Court Report

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ALLEGED ATTACKER TURNS HIMSELF IN

Sitau Ofoia Jr turned himself into police on allegations that he hit his brother-in-law with his vehicle and allegedly struck him with a cricket bat several times, two weekends ago.

Police had been searching for the accused since the incident, which ended when Ofoia walked into the Central Police Station last Friday.

Ofoia will make his initial appearance in the District Court today. He is being held on bail of $100,000 and is facing assault charges.



Pacific in Union officially launched in Samoa.

A crowd of close to 300 students, teachers and members of the public turned up in support of launching Pacific in Union Program in Samoa last week. Most people asked for a hand shake, autographs and to hear them talk about health and to get good education.

Samoa’s Prime Minster, Hon Tuilaepa Lupesoliai Sailele Malielegaoi, who is also Chairman of Samoa Rugby Union, delivered the keynote address during which he thanked AusAid for funding the program.



Sola Vaiala ma le Siamupini ...

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o le Taito’a 7s TMO Pago Marist

Na matua faamalieina le silasila ma le maimoa a le silia i le toa 3,000, na molimauina le Ta’amilosaga o le Lakapi Ta’ito’a a le Malisi ma le TMO, aemaise o le sailiga siamupini i le va o Vaiala ma le’au malosi a le Tepatasi mai Aleipata, i le faaaogaina o le polo aemaise ai o gaioiga ma sikaili a tama taalo sa faia i totonu o le malae.