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Saturday, July 4, 2015
Taiwan -- Death toll from water park inferno may rise: doctor
Taipei - The death toll from the June 27 colored powder blast at a New Taipei water park may increase as more than 200 seriously injured people still remain in intensive care units, a doctor warned Saturday.
Taiwan -- CF offers to file class action over explosions
Taiwan's Consumers' Foundation (CF, 消基會) yesterday offered to organize and file a class action suit for the victims of Saturday's color dust explosion in New Taipei City, estimating that it could seek compensation ranging from NT$3-4 billion. Government officials, however, stated that it could be too early to discuss a suit as many victims are still undergoing treatment in hospitals.
The Central Weather Bureau (CWB, 中央氣象局) warned of sporadic showers in Southeastern Taiwan from Sunday as the newly formed Tropical Storm Linfa (蓮花) nears the Taiwan coast.
Taiwan -- Chef cuts in line, literally; in custody after 'accident'
A 15-year-old boy was stabbed yesterday in the MRT concourse of Taipei Main Station at around 1 p.m., sustaining a wound on the right side of his upper torso.
Taiwan -- Ko demonstrates baseball 'talents' to advertise Taipei ahead of contest
Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je appeared at Taipei Main Station yesterday to publicize the 2017 Taipei Universiade and support the athletes competing at the current 2015 Gwangju Universiade, using a live video uplink to connect with participants in Gwangju, South Korea.
Likely Kuomintang (KMT) 2016 presidential candidate and Deputy Legislative Speaker Hung Hsiu-chu (洪秀柱) stirred controversy by stating that she "could not say the R.O.C. exists" while defining her cross-strait policy in a television interview on local television Thursday.
The purpose of commemorating the Second Sino-Japanese War is not to boast about the Republic of China's victory, but to remember the realities of war, President Ma Ying-jeou said at the opening ceremony of a commemorative exhibition yesterday.
Taiwan -- I-Mei caught storing mislabeled products
I-Mei Foods Co. Ltd. (義美食品) was reported by the Taoyuan Department of Public Health yesterday to have stored mislabeled and expired food products in its factory in Nankan, Taoyuan after a late-night investigation on July 2.
Yang Hui-min's (楊惠敏) action in delivering a national flag to Chinese troops besieged by invading Japanese at a warehouse in Shanghai in 1937 was driven by her strong patriotism and bravery, according to the late heroine's son.
A 20-year-old college student who suffered burns to 55 percent of his body in Saturday's fiery explosion at a water park in New Taipei has released a video message of hope and encouragement to his friends, family and others going through the same ordeal.
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