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Biden Renews a Call For Action On Gun Control Following Michigan State Mass Shooting

Biden on Michigan State shooting: ‘We have to do something to stop gun violence from ripping apart our communities’ By Donald Judd and Maegan Vazquez, CNN (CNN) President Joe Biden on Tuesday called on lawmakers to take steps to address gun violence in the wake of a deadly mass shooting at Michigan State University, pledging […]

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White House Defends Decision to Shoot Down Three Unidentified Flying Objects

By Sam Cabral BBC News, Washington. The White House has said its decision to shoot down three objects flying over North American airspace this weekend was “out of an abundance of caution”. The objects posed a threat to commercial flights and were downed in the “best interests” of the American people, spokesman John Kirby said. The […]

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Cyclone Gabrielle: Over 500 Cancelled Flights Impacting Over 29,000 Air New Zealand Customers

Air New Zealand have asked for patience as they try to reschedule over 500 cancelled flights affecting over 29,000 customers. “Please continue to bear with us as we navigate the disruption #CycloneGabrielle has caused đź’ś” the airline have posted on its social media pages. “With over 500 flight cancellations impacting more than 29,000 customers, we’re […]

Samoa Institute of Accountants Hosts International Conference

NZ Cyclone: Power Outages to more than 17,000 Northland Customers

More than 17,000 customers in Northland were left without power on Sunday night with wind gusts of more than 100km/h bringing down trees and branches on to power lines, Civil Defense Northland confirms. Both Northpower and Top Energy NZ in the Far North advised that customers without power are likely to remain without power until […]

PM on Climate Finance: Some Remain Vague, Disinterested and Uncommitted

NZ Police Intercept 3.2 Tonnes of Cocaine Floating in Pacific Ocean Awaiting Collection

Sources: NZ Herald, NZ Police. New Zealand Police have intercepted 3.2 tonnes of cocaine valued at half a billion dollars, drifting in the Pacific Ocean. In a joint operation with the Defence Force and Customs, NZ Police recovered 81 bales of cocaine drifting in the Pacific Ocean and say it has been brought back to shore […]

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Turkey-Syria Earthquakes: Newborn Baby Pulled from Rubble of Collapsed Building

Sources: AP, AFP, BBC News JINDERIS, SYRIA. A newborn girl has been saved by rescuers from beneath the rubble of a 5-storey building in north-west Syria following the devastating earthquakes that hit the area on Monday. Her mother went into labour soon after the disaster and gave birth before she died, a relative, Ramadan Sleiman, […]

Anne Fatialofa Receives Award “On Behalf of Kerrs Road”

Turkey-Syria Earthquakes: Death Toll Reaches 8,700 as Rescuers Warn Time is Running Out

Source: BBC / Reuters. Rescuers are desperately searching for survivors in southern Turkey and northern Syria after two devastating earthquakes of 7.8 and 7.5 magnitude struck 12 hours apart on Monday. More than 8,700 people have been killed, but there are warnings the death toll could continue to surge as rescuers find more victims in […]

UK Prime Minister Moved to Intensive Care as Symptoms Worsen

Death Toll Rises to 2,700 in Devastating Turkey-Syria Earthquake

More than 2,600 people have been reported killed and thousands more injured by a devastating earthquake 7.8 magnitude that struck south-eastern Turkey, near the Syrian border, in the early hours of Monday morning local time. The death toll could rise eight-fold, the World Health Organisation has warned. The US Geological Survey said the 7.8 magnitude […]

Anne Fatialofa Receives Award “On Behalf of Kerrs Road”

New Zealand’s First Pacific Deputy Prime Minister is Sworn In

Honourable Carmel Sepuloni, of Samoan and Tongan decent has been sworn in as New Zealand’s Deputy Prime Minister, marking an historical first Pacific Islander to be appointed to the role. After accepting the resignation of the Rt Hon Jacinda Ardern, Dame Cindy held a ceremony to appoint the Rt Hon Chris Hipkins as New Zealand’s […]

Australia Share Covid19 Doses with Samoa

Wallabies Winger Denies Sexual Assault Allegations; Rugby Australia Issue Immediate Suspension

High-profile Australian rugby union player Kurtley Beale has strongly denied the allegations he sexually assaulted a woman in the toilets of a pub in Sydney’s eastern suburbs the week before Christmas last year. Beale, who has played 95 tests and three World Cups for the Wallabies, was arrested as he left training with the NSW […]

Italian Captain Says World Rugby Decision is Biased and Ridiculous