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Manu Samoa in Japan
Nagoya, JAPAN — Samoa insists they are still "hugely motivated" for their final pool match against Ireland despite falling short of the knockout stage at Rugby World Cup 2019. Japan's 38-19 victory on Saturday means Samoa will not make the last eight for a sixth consecutive Rugby World Cup. "It's...
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Washington, D.C.— Congresswoman Aumua Amata this past Thursday announced the introduction of H.R. 4588 Modernizing VA’s Records Management Program Act. This bill, sponsored by Rep. T.J. Cox (D-CA) with original cosponsors Reps. Aumua Amata (R-AS) and Greg Steube (R-FL), would treat digitized...
Tusitala 'Tiny' Toese
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A right-wing extremist who rose to prominence for fighting in Portland during political protests and fled the Pacific Northwest after being indicted on felony assault charges has been arrested. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports the U.S. Marshals Service detained 23-year-old...
Apia, SAMOA — Samoan health authorities say reluctant parents who were hesitant to discuss immunisation following the deaths of two infant babies last year are now more confident of getting their children vaccinated. The director-general of health, Dr Take Naseri, said Samoa's health system had...
A residential area of Fiji pictured after Cyclone Winston in 2018
Sydney, AUSTRALIA — While the rest of the world wakes up to the climate emergency, people in Oceania have been living it  "for decades", a new report says.  In low-lying nations such as Tonga, Samoa, Papua New Guinea and Fiji, many have already died from climate-related extremes.  Caritas Oceania...
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Honolulu, HAWAII — Casting directors are seeking hundreds of background actors to appear as extras in a major feature film on Oahu called “Next Goal Wins.” Hawaii Casting on Demand is holding an open casting call that will be held Saturday, Oct. 5 starting at 1 p.m. at Waianae High School Gym...
Samoa Police Commissioner Fuiavailiili Egon Keil
Apia, SAMOA — Samoa police have charged a woman who they believe is the mother of a dead infant discovered next to a trash bin at the Mulifanua ferry wharf last month. Police Commissioner Fuiavailiili Egon Keil said the woman had been charged but he would not reveal the details of those charges,...
Kolani Junior Lam who is accused of murdering his wife
Apia, SAMOA — Fourteen year old Talei Justina Kelsall, daughter of the late Sa’u Justina Sa’u Lam, testified in court how her mother was violently abused by her step father, Kolani Junior Lam who stands trial for Sa’u’s murder. It is day one of the trial of Kolani Junior Lam who is facing a murder...
Kolani Junior Lam
Apia, SAMOA — A high-profile murder case in Samoa has started with the prosecution calling 34 witnesses to give evidence against Kolani Junior Lam, who is facing charges including murder, assault, and conspiring to defeat justice. The trial comes after the Court of Appeal has accepted an appeal by...
Samoa's Motu Matu'u (R) failed a concussion test after being yellow carded.
Tokyo, JAPAN — Samoan hooker Motu Matu'u will be unavailable for selection until the Rugby World Cup semi finals after being handed an extended ban for a dangerous tackle. The 32 year old has been banned for three games but an independent judicial committee ruled last night that because he was...

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