If you're thinking of holidaying in Samoa, you'd be wise to think again. The brochures show an idyllic South Pacific paradise and promise a welcome as warm as the sun.
But that can never be the truth while a sadistic thug named Lauititi Tualima lives there. He's Samoa's most dangerous criminal. Remarkably he spends most of his time in prison, but security there is such a joke, it's no deterrent to Tualima's life of extreme violence. Australian tourists Angie Jackson and Tommy Williams found themselves prey to this man and they’re very lucky to still be alive.
Reporter: Liam Bartlett
Producers: Garry McNab, Sean Power
THE DIVIDED STATES OF AMERICA
The United States of America right now feels more like the divided states of America. The recent shootings of black Americans by police officers has sparked nationwide protests, led to a mass murder and left many wondering if the country’s racial divisions are deeper than they’ve ever been. This week Michael Usher travelled to some of America's most racially segregated communities and discovered a simmering underbelly of anger and resentment that's very close to erupting into open war.
Reporter: Michael Usher
Producer: Phil Goyen
For devotees, it's simply "Absolutely Fabulous" news. Two of the most acerbically-written characters ever created for the small screen have been given the Hollywood treatment. Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley are back playing the somewhat hopeless, often sozzled, but always funny Edina and Patsy, in the Ab Fab feature film. The original television series ran for three years in the early 1990s, and their outrageously bad behaviour made the pair famous all over the world. So, when Liz Hayes was summoned to London for an audience with Jennifer and Joanna, there was no way she was going to refuse.
Reporter: Liz Hayes
Producer: Steven Burling
TERROR IN NICE
Karl Stefanovic will report the latest news from the Bastille Day terrorist attack in Nice, France.
Reporter: Karl Stefanovic
Producers: Nick Greenaway, Grace Tobin
SUNDAY, JULY 17, AT 7.00PM ON CHANNEL NINE