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Death row prisoner released, gets retrial
Cheng Hsing-tse (鄭性澤), previously convicted for killing a police officer, has been released after being jailed for 14 years, but can't leave the country, the Taichung Branch of the Taiwan High Court ruled on Tuesday.
 
Legislative Yuan hears plans for restructuring of CKS Hall
A New Power Party (NPP) lawmaker held a public hearing at the Legislature yesterday on plans for restructuring Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall, a Taipei landmark named after former president Chiang Kai-shek.
 
Six deputies added to  Lin's Cabinet lineup amid protest
Six more members of Premier-designate Lin Chuan's (林全) incoming government were announced Tuesday, though women's rights' group members overturned a table at the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) headquarters in protest of the lack of female Cabinet appointees.
 
The head of Taiwan's coast guard said Tuesday that its vessels would enter waters within 200 kilometers of the Okinotori atoll, the area where a Japanese official ship seized a Taiwanese boat and its captain a week before.
 
Lawmakers order day care at firms with over 100 on payroll
The Legislative Yuan yesterday passed amendments requiring companies with over 100 employees to provide childcare facilities and nursing rooms.
 
With the World Health Assembly (WHA) due to convene in Geneva in less than 20 days, Taiwan is considering alternatives should it not receive a formal invitation letter from the body to attend as in past years.
 
A spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) on Tuesday said the ministry is still optimistic that they will receive an invitation to this month's World Health Assembly (WHA) in time for a Taiwanese delegation to attend.
 
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) on Tuesday said it is taking all necessary measures to prevent more Taiwanese citizens who have been charged with fraud overseas from being forcefully deported to China.
 
The Heath Minister-designate's partial inclusion plan for physicians under the Labor Standards Act was not well received by a major medical professional advocacy group Tuesday.
 
Beginning Tuesday, mobile phone users in Taiwan will be given alerts on their phones whenever a strong earthquake strikes the country, the Executive Yuan announced that day.
 
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