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Country in the central Pacific Ocean

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Samoa: Country in the central Pacific Ocean
Samoa, officially the Independent State of Samoa and, until 4 July 1997, known as Western Samoa, is a country consisting of two main islands, Savai'i and Upolu, and four smaller islands. The capital city is Apia. The Lapita people discovered and settled the Samoan Islands around 3,500 years ago. They developed a Samoan language and Samoan cultural identity.

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Hull KR and Samoa forward Masoe's spinal injury 'career-ending'

Hull KR forward Mose Masoe's serious spinal injury is "career-ending", head coach Tony Smith confirms.
BBC News - Published

Rugby League World Cup 2021 draw: England drawn with Samoa, France and Greece

Hosts England will face Samoa, France and Greece in the group stage of the 2021 Rugby League World Cup.
BBC News - Published

Videos for Samoa


Samoa measles vaccination campaign a 'success' [Video]Samoa measles vaccination campaign a 'success'

More than 20,000 people in Samoa have been vaccinated for measles in two days.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:15Published

Samoa shuts down in unprecedented battle against measles [Video]Samoa shuts down in unprecedented battle against measles

Roads empty as medics go door-to-door to administer vaccines in country where 62 have now died from deadly disease.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:04Published

Samoa attempts door-to-door fight against measles [Video]Samoa attempts door-to-door fight against measles

The measles epidemic in Samoa has prompted the prime minister to declare a two-day holiday in a bid to keep people indoors, as medical teams go door-to-door to vaccinate those still susceptible to the..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:14Published

Unvaccinated to show red flags as Samoa battles measles epidemic [Video]Unvaccinated to show red flags as Samoa battles measles epidemic

Official data released on Wednesday put death toll from outbreak at 60, with 171 new cases reported in one day.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:14Published

 

Child treated for measles in Papua New Guinea, amid fears of Pacific-wide threat

A baby boy is in a Papua New Guinea hospital with measles after Samoa faced its own measles outbreak.
SBS - Published

Samoa lifts state of emergency over measles epidemic

samoa lifts state of emergency over measles epidemic
Globally, measles cases are on the rise - including in the US and Germany - as parents forego life-saving vaccines because of false, repeatedly debunked theories linking childhood immunisation with...
WorldNews - Published Also reported by •BBC NewsReuters

We gave up Christmas to fight measles in Samoa

British doctors and nurses are battling to save children's lives from measles on Christmas Day.
BBC News - Published

Samoa extends measles state of emergency, NZ to fund Pacific vaccination campaign

The South Pacific island nation of Samoa on Saturday extended a state of emergency due to a measles outbreak which has killed 72 people, mostly infants, as New Zealand announced NZ$1 million ($640,700)..
Reuters - Published

Decorated with butterflies, infant-sized coffins sent to measles-ravaged Samoa

Volunteers in the New Zealand city of Rotorua are preparing two dozen white-lined coffins to be transported to Samoa at the end of the week as the measles-ravaged Pacific island nation languishes under..
Reuters - Published

Samoa says almost 90% of people vaccinated against measles after deadly outbreak

Samoa said on Saturday nearly 90% of eligible people had been vaccinated against measles as it lifted a two-day curfew imposed amid an outbreak that has killed 65 in recent weeks.
Reuters - Published

Samoa arrests vaccination critic amid deadly measles crisis

Samoa's deadly measles crisis is in part blamed on people spreading false information online.
BBC News - Published

Deadly measles epidemic shuts down Samoa

deadly measles epidemic shuts down samoa
Samoa entered a two-day lockdown Thursday to carry out an unprecedented mass vaccination drive aimed at containing a devastating measles epidemic that has killed dozens of children in the Pacific..
WorldNews - Published

Samoa fights measles door-to-door in battle on anti-vaccination messages

Samoa on Thursday closed all non-essential public and private services for two days to combat a measles epidemic that has killed more than 60 people, mostly babies and children, in a battle complicated..
Reuters - Published

Samoa in Christmas lockdown as measles deaths top 50

The small Pacific island nation of Samoa has closed schools and is restricting travel ahead of the Christmas holiday season as the death toll from a measles outbreak tops 50, in the latest flare-up of..
France 24 - Published Also reported by •Reuters

Samoa measles: Unvaccinated families told to hang red flag on door

The Pacific nation declares a state of emergency as 60 people die of measles.
BBC News - Published

Red Flags to Fly Above Homes of Unvaccinated in Samoa As Government Shuts Down and Measles Death Toll Rises

red flags to fly above homes of unvaccinated in samoa as government shuts down and measles death toll rises
Officials in Samoa have asked families unvaccinated against measles to put a red flag outside their homes, as part of an immunization program to tackle an outbreak that has already claimed the lives of..
WorldNews - Published

‘New normal’: How a more robust, globalised anti-vax movement targeted Samoa

Anti-vaxxers are using “predatory” tactics to seize on community distrust in health services and the result is children are dying from an entirely preventable disease.
SBS - Published

Samoa shuts down government to focus on 'cruel reality' of deadly measles outbreak

The government will shut down for two days so public servants can assist with a mass measles vaccination campaign.
SBS - Published

How a wrong injection helped cause Samoa's measles epidemic

Two babies died after being given a wrongly-mixed vaccination - and the effects are still being felt.
BBC News - Published Also reported by •WorldNews

Samoa measles deaths rise above 50, mostly small children

The death toll from a measles outbreak in Samoa climbed to 53, the government said on Monday, as the number of people infected in the small Pacific nation grows by more than a hundred a day.
Reuters - Published

Samoa measles deaths: ‘Huge outbreak’ kills 39 amid anti-vax surge

samoa measles deaths: ‘huge outbreak’ kills 39 amid anti-vax surge
A measles outbreak has killed 39 people in Samoa and the number of cases being recorded is rising due to the rise of anti-vaccine message, says the World Health Organisation. The Samoan government..
WorldNews - Published

Samoa measles epidemic: Authorities forced to destroy vaccines as death toll hits 32

More than 60 measles vaccines that were not properly refrigerated by a Samoan clinic have been thrown out as the death toll from the preventable disease continues to climb.
SBS - Published

Death toll soars in measles outbreak in Samoa

All but one of the dead have been young children; American Samoa is taking special steps to protect people there from the epidemic hitting its neighbor
CBS News - Published

Samoa measles epidemic kills 20

samoa measles epidemic kills 20
Deaths related to measles have risen to 20 in the past week on the Pacific island of Samoa, the government has said, eight days after declaring a state of...
WorldNews - Published

Samoa measles outbreak worsens with death toll reaching 22

Close to 2,000 people are infected in the Pacific nation, which has declared a state of emergency.
BBC News - Published

Australia aids Samoa with measles outbreak

Australian doctors, nurses and health experts are in Samoa helping with a measles outbreak which has affected more than 1170 people.
SBS - Published

Vaccine refusals drive measles emergency in Samoa

vaccine refusals drive measles emergency in samoa
Health officials in Samoa say low immunisation coverage – driven by parents refusing to vaccinate their children – is fuelling a measles outbreak that has killed at least 15 people and forced the..
WorldNews - Published

AP Top Stories November 18 A

Here's the latest for Monday November 18th: 10 shot at party in Fresno, California; Protesters, police clash in Hong Kong; Biden says impeachment inquiry proves he can beat Trump; Samoa declares..
USATODAY.com - Published

Magnitude 5.9 quake off Apia, Samoa, no reports of damage

A magnitude 5.9 earthquake struck around 250 km (150 miles) south-southwest of Apia, Samoa, on Friday, but local workers said there had so far been little impact.
Reuters - Published

Ireland centre Aki's World Cup ended by three-game ban

Ireland centre Bundee Aki's World Cup is over after he is handed a three-match ban following his red card against Samoa.
BBC News - Published

Ireland crush Samoa 47-5 to enter Rugby World quarter-finals

Ireland crushed Samoa 47-5 despite playing more than half the contest with 14 men on Saturday night to secure its Rugby World Cup quarterfinals spot.
France 24 - Published

Ireland thrash Samoa to reach World Cup last eight

Ireland are through to the World Cup quarter-finals after beating Samoa 47-5 in their Pool A match in Fukuoka.
BBC News - Published

Japan 38-19 Samoa: Hosts close to qualification for World Cup quarter-finals

Hosts Japan move closer to their first World Cup quarter-final with a bonus-point victory over Samoa at the City of Tokyo Stadium in Pool A.
BBC News - Published

Scots showed 'true picture' in Samoa win, says Townsend

Scotland showed "a true picture" of themselves in the defeat of Samoa in their second World Cup pool match, says Gregor Townsend.
BBC News - Published

Scots beat Samoa to revive World Cup hopes

Scotland ease to a bonus-point victory over Samoa to revive their hopes of progressing from World Cup Pool A.
BBC News - Published

'Scotland must either front up or get ready to go home from World Cup'

Gregor Townsend and Scotland face a "monumental" moment as they prepare to play Samoa in the Rugby World Cup, suggests BBC Scotland's chief sportswriter Tom English.
BBC News - Published

Scotland make five changes for must-win match against Samoa

Scotland make five changes for Monday's must-win World Cup meeting with Samoa, with a completely reshaped back-row.
BBC News - Published

Russia 9-34 Samoa: Strong second half sees Samoa clinch bonus-point win

Samoa recover from a half-time deficit and going down to 13 men to beat a spirited Russian side in their opening World Cup game.
BBC News - Published

David Pocock set to retire from test rugby after World Cup

david pocock set to retire from test rugby after world cup
David Pocock will retire from test rugby after the World Cup in Japan, ending an 11-year career for the Wallabies in which he starred on the field but also became respected as much off it for leading..
WorldNews - Published

Judo helps Japan get to grips with China's expansion in Pacific

In a large church hall near the Samoan parliament, 175-kg (386-lb) judo practitioner Derek Sua is being thrown to the mat by his Japanese coach, a black-belt who is just a third his size.
Reuters - Published

MOVIE REVIEW: Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw

movie review: fast & furious presents: hobbs & shaw
by Graham Pierrepoint - FAST & FURIOUS PRESENTS: HOBBS & SHAW IMDb Dir: David Leitch Starring Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Idris Elba, Vanessa Kirby, Helen Mirren, Roman Reigns, Eddie..
One News Page Staff - Published

Samoa's 'third gender' delicately balances sex and religion

Keyonce Lee Hang is busy finishing preparations for the to'ona'i, a traditional lunch served after Sunday church in Samoa, and attending to her elderly, bed-ridden grandmother.
Reuters - Published

Netball World Cup 2019: Watch 'masterclass' defending against a 6'11'' shooter

Watch Samoa goal keeper, Lenora Misa perform a defending "master class" against Sri Lanka's 6'11'' shooter, Tharjini Sivalingam.
BBC News - Published

Netball World Cup 2019: England thrash Samoa to top group D

England end the first preliminary stage of the Netball World Cup with a 90-24 win over Samoa to finish top of Group D.
BBC News - Published

Netball World Cup: Test your knowledge of the sport

The Netball World Cup starts in England on Friday, with Scotland playing their opening game against Samoa, but we want to test your knowledge of this fast-growing sport.
BBC News - Published

Elton John biopic 'Rocketman' banned in Samoa for depictions of homosexuality

The Pacific nation of Samoa has banned the Elton John biopic “Rocketman” because of its depictions of homosexuality.
USATODAY.com - Published

Elton John film Rocketman banned in Samoa over gay scenes

elton john film rocketman banned in samoa over gay scenes
Samoa has banned the Sir Elton John biopic Rocketman because of the film's depiction of gay...
WorldNews - Published

ShowBiz Minute: Rocketman, Paltrow, Led Zeppelin

Samoa bans Elton John movie "Rocketman" due to homosexuality; Utah ski resort wants out of lawsuit against Gwyneth Paltrow; Court agrees to listen to Led Zeppelin in "Stairway" appeal. (June 11)
USATODAY.com - Published

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