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Army Corps blocks route of Dakota Access oil pipeline

CANNON BALL, N.D. (AP) -- U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said Sunday that it won't grant an easement for the Dakota Access oil pipeline in southern North Dakota.

The decision is a victory for the several thousand camped near the construction site, who've said for months that the four-state, $3.8 billion project would threaten a water source and cultural sites.



Ali’i o lo o molia: Finau e aveese isi faamaonia a le malo

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Ua taoto i luma o le Fa’amasinoga Maualuga se talosaga na fa’aulu e ali’i e to’afa ia o lo o tu’uaia i le tafanaina o le Ofisa o Leoleo i Leone ma a latou loia i le vaiaso nei, mo se poloaiga a le fa’amasinoga e aveese ai ni isi o mau fa’amaonia ua fuafua le malo e tu’uina atu i le taimi e fa’ataunu’uina ai le fa’amasinoga autu o lenei mataupu.
 



Fa’afetai aloaia le ali’i Kovana i le Kapeneta mo galuega lelei

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Na fa’aaoga e le afioga i le ali’i kovana o le malo ia Lolo Matalasi Moliga le fonotaga faapitoa a lana Kapeneta sa usuia i le taeao nei, e fa’aleo ai le la agaga fa’afetai ma le afioga i le lutena kovana ia Lemanu Peleti Mauga i afioga i Fa’atonusili o Matagaluega ma Ofisa uma a le malo, ona o galuega lelei sa latou fa’atinoina mo le atunu’u i lenei 4 tausaga o le a mae’a atu.

 



Standing Rock protests mirror indigenous rights

Protests are ongoing against a controversial oil pipeline project in North Dakota and a Native American artist says the Pacific should take note to prevent similar projects from occurring elsewhere.

The $US3.7 billion Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) will run 1870km through Iowa, Illinois, and North and South Dakota to transport domestically produced light sweet crude oil to major refining markets.

But protesters halted its construction in North Dakota with protest camps established on Sioux land at Standing Rock in April amid fears of pollution and a lack of consultation.

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Miss Fiji is the new Miss Pacific Islands

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Apia, SAMOA — It was a well-deserve win was the comment by many at the 30th Miss Pacific Islands Pageant and on social media when Miss Fiji, Anne Dunn won the title. She was crowned by the outgoing Miss Pacific Islands, Abigail Havora, at Tuana’imato gymnasium Friday evening (Samoa Time).
 



Wacky gifts for the tech-savvy person who has everything

NEW YORK (AP) -- The latest technology can make for an easy holiday gift, but when it comes to the ultra-tech-savvy people in your life, finding a cool gadget they don't already own can be tough.

Fear not! From "Star Wars"-themed speakers to radiation-blocking boxer briefs, there's a lot to pick from for all the super geeks in your life.

DEATH STAR LEVITATING SPEAKER

That's no moon. It's a $180 wireless speaker shaped like the Death Star from "Star Wars."



Komesina:Fa'atonu Leoleo e aveese fa’amaumauga mai ripoti

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Na taua e le ali’i Leoleo Su’esu’e ia Det. Savelio Vaofanua i lana molimau fa’atauto i luma o le Fa’amasinoga Maualuga i le aoauli ananafi, o le fa’atonuga na tu’uina atu e le Komesina o Leoleo ia te ia ma ni isi o Leoleo Su’esu’e, na mafua ai ona tape ma aveese ni isi o fa’amaumauga sa i luga o le ripoti a Leoleo lea na latou tu’u fa’atasia e fa’atatau i le fa’alavelave lea na tafana ai le Ofisa o Leoleo i Tafuna.
 



Moana garners mixed cultural reviews

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Disney’s animated movie “Moana” debuted to critical acclaim and box office success over the Thanksgiving weekend, but some people in the South Pacific dislike how it depicts their culture, Associated Press reported this week.
 
Of particular concern is the movie’s portrayal of the demigod Maui, who is shown as enormous and egotistical, albeit with a good heart. That has been jarring for some in Polynesia, where obesity rates are among the highest in the world and where Maui is a revered hero in oral traditions.
 



Fa’alauiloa taumafaiga tete’e atu ai i le gasegase AIDS

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I le avea ai o le aso 1 Tesema 2016, o se aso e fa’ataua ai i le lalolagi taumafaiga e tete’e atu ai i le gasegase mata’utia o le ADIS, na molimauina ai i le malae o le Su’iga’ula a le Atuvasa i Utulei i le taeao ananafi le to’atele o le atunu’u na lolofi atu e lagolago i taumafaiga a le Vaega o le Soifua Maloloina, mo le fa’alauiloaina lea o fa’ailoilo ma tusitusiga e lapataia ai le atunu’u ina ia tutu fa’atasi e tete’e atu i le fa’ama’i mata’utia o le AIDS.

 



Samoa’s new Tui-Samoa Cable signed

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Apia, SAMOA — Samoa’s new Tui-Samoa Cable will span more than 900 miles connecting Samoa to Fiji with branching units to Wallis & Futuna and Vanua Levu, Fiji, which is meant to enhance fast, reliable and affordable internet services across the region. This was made known during the agreement signing last Friday (Samoa Time).
 



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