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Saturday, May 30, 2015
Taiwan -- Man slices 8-year-old schoolgirl's throat
An 8-year-old school girl surnamed Liu yesterday sustained a severe injury to her neck when a 29 year-old man named Kung Chung-an (龔重安) assaulted her with a knife within the premises of the victim's school, yesterday.
 > Taipei
The Taoyuan District Prosecutors Office on Friday charged 8 suspects including Wu Shang-chen, former head of the Xinwu branch of the Taoyuan Fire Department, for violation of the Anti-Corruption Act for tampering with safety inspections leading to the deaths of 6 firefighters in January.
 > Taoyuan
The Ministry of National Defense (MND) yesterday dismissed local Chinese-language Storm Media's (風傳媒) claims that the Taiwan Navy is guilty of dereliction of duty when it failed to try and identify two French warships that were in close proximity to the nation's waters in May 7.
Exchange traded funds (ETFs) issued in Taiwan and linked to A shares in China came under pressure Friday morning as investors here took cues from a steep drop on the China market the previous day, dealers said.
A suspected case of MERS infection was confirmed yesterday involving a 44-year-old South Korean man who traveled to Hong Kong by plane and then to China by bus, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC, 疾管署).
The Bureau of Investigation under the Ministry of Justice crushed the Maxim Trader Group, a bogus firm that posed as a financial institution affiliated to a Nasdaq-listed international holding company, and allegedly swindled more than NT$3 billion (US$97.9 million) from investors.
Taiwan and the Philippines will soon hold a meeting in an effort to address remaining differences on bilateral law enforcement cooperation in their overlapping economic waters, Taiwan's Foreign Minister David Lin (?偶璅? said Friday.
The mercury in Taipei reached 35.7 degrees Celsius Friday afternoon, the highest reading on the island that day, according to the Central Weather Bureau.
Taipei's "1999 citizen hotline" has launched a free interpretation service for taxi drivers who have problems communicating with foreign passengers, the Taipei City government said Friday.
The Taiwan Water Corporation of the Ministry of Economic Affairs announced it would take proactive measures to stabilize the nation's water supply with the construction of large-scale pools. The company confirmed that three construction sites in 2014 were
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