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An action shot from the 2019 Australian Open Club Championships
Adelaide, AUSTRALIA —  The American Samoa Women’s Beach Handball Team competed in Adelaide Australia this past February, placing second to 12 Australian Club teams in the 2019 Australian Open Club Championships.  Unlike the Oceania Championships in which players must hold a passport from the...
Two members (left and right in black) of the American Samoa National Men’s Beach Handball Team
Adalaide, AUSTRALIA  — The territory’s National Handball Association, fielding its first men’s team for an international competition, beat Kiribati for the first time in an Oceania game. American Samoa also won over Cook Islands during the Australian Beach Handball match. They took 4th place in the...
Melbourne, AUSTRALIA — A driver in a stolen ute who mowed down seven children and a mum waiting to cross a busy Victorian intersection has been labelled a danger to the community. Melbourne man Zhane Su'a, 22, was jailed on Friday after he pleaded guilty to 10 charges including five counts of...
 Arona Peniamina, 38, has pleaded not guilty to murdering his wife
BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA — A Samoan man is denying murdering his wife by allegedly stabbing her with such force the tip of the kitchen knife he used broke off in her head. Arona Peniamina, 38, is on trial in the Brisbane Supreme Court after pleading not guilty to murdering his wife Sandra at their home...
Suva FIJI — The arrival of a Chinese surveillance ship in Suva on the same day the Australian navy visited was purely a coincidence, China's ambassador to Fiji says. The Yuanwang 7, which is used to track and support Chinese Army satellites and intercontinental ballistic missiles, docked near the...
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Amazon will block Australians from buying from its international e-commerce websites and restrict them to a smaller local platform from July in response to new tax rules that consumer advocates fear will reduce the range of choice for customers in Australia. Shoppers...