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High tides in the Marshall Islands.
UNITED NATIONS — Ocean temperatures reached a record high last year, extreme weather events are exacerbating world hunger, and the world is not on track to meet emissions reduction targets, a new report says. The latest state of the climate report by the World Meteorological Organisation said the...
Apia, SAMOA — Samoa Airways is close to finalising arrangements with full-service Malaysian carrier Malindo Air to lease a Boeing 737-800 Next Generation aircraft, to operate its flights between Apia, Auckland, Sydney and Brisbane. "The 737-800NG is the same aircraft type that our Italian operator...
Site of new Zippy's in Las Vegas
Las Vegas, NEVADA — Zippy’s officially has a home on the ninth island! Zippy’s, one of Hawaii’s favorite eateries, announced Friday it completed the purchase of vacant land in southwest Las Vegas, making this the first Zippy’s location outside of Hawaii. The new site, currently...
Prime Minister Tuila'epa Sa'ilele Malielegaoi
Apia, SAMOA — A 200 member delegation from China led by a government minister is due in Samoa on Sunday for the launch of the China Pacific Tourism Year 2019. The launching today (Sunday in Samoa) at the Sheraton Aggies hotel will be attended by members of the local tourism industry and government...
Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton.
Melbourne, AUSTRALIA — Victoria has cancelled the visas of 20 gang members over the past three years in a crackdown on youth violence.  Nineteen more visas are 'under active cancellation consideration', The Australian reported.  Those who have had their visas cancelled include people with...
space suit
BBC — When a last-minute spacesuit switch saw the cancellation of Nasa's all-female space walk, it sparked bigger conversations about how women navigate a world appeared to be designed for men. Caroline Criado Perez, a journalist and the author of Invisible Women: Exposing Data Bias in a World...
Burien, WASH. — A youth pastor was arrested after admitting to repeatedly raping a family member, beginning when she was 15, according to charging papers obtained by KIRO 7. Epati “Pat” Lang, 38, is charged with rape of a child and incest. King County jail records show he’s still behind bars....
Two Samoa police officers outside heaadquarters in Apia.
Apia, SAMOA —  A 21 year-old employee of the Samoa Electric Power Corporation died on Wednesday this week on the job, apparently from electrocution. His family told the Samoa Observer paper that they were contacted Wednesday afternoon and given the sad news. Tevita Amituana'i is reported to have...
 Luse Emo Tauvale (center wearing the red puletasi) leaves the courthouse in Apia last year
Apia, SAMOA — In Samoa there has been a further delay in the trial of two nurses charged over the deaths of two children in July last year after receiving MMR immunizations. The nurses appeared before the Chief Justice in Samoa's Supreme Court last week and their defence lawyer has confirmed he...
The Aggie Grey‘s hotel and bungalows in Apia
Apia, SAMOA — The Samoan government is preparing to seize assets from the prominent Grey family to cover outstanding payments on a $US20 million loan. The government lent the family the money to pay for repairs to the Aggie Grey‘s hotel in the wake of Cyclone Evan in 2012. The Aggie Grey‘s hotel...

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