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Taiwan's operating power reserve rate hit 2.74 percent on Friday, the 6th lowest ever recorded, according to statistics released by state-run Taiwan Power Company (Taipower).
The legislative caucus of the opposition Kuomintang (KMT) has urged party members to abide by the principle of the "1992 Consensus" when attending a cross-Taiwan Strait forum early next month.
1 dead, 9 injured in bus crash
The front of a passenger bus of the United Highway Bus Co., Ltd. was totally ruined after it bumped into a trailer from behind while driving to the 199-kilometer mark near Changhua on a southbound lane of the Dr. Sun Yat-sen National Freeway at 12:45 p.m., Friday...
Dornier 228 to retire
The picture shows a Dornier 228 plane to be phased out by Daily Air Corp. after having served the firm's flights between Taiwan and outlying islands for over 20 years. The company has newly purchased four DHC-6 400 planes from Canada to replace Dornier 228 planes.
Car wash
This photo shows a car overwhelmed by strong waves splashing over a dike at a harbor in Kinmen, Friday, Oct. 21. Officials at the weather station in the outlying island county reported rough seas partly due to the impact from a typhoon approaching southern China.
Taiwan Power Co. (Taipower, 台電) said that it is mulling the idea of building a facility for interim storage for nuclear waste, and said the possibility of building an undersea site to store such waste permanently cannot be ruled out.
Agriculture to get smarter
Yunlin County Magistrate Lee Chin-yung (李進勇), center, said at the opening ceremony of the first International Conference on Intelligent Agricultural Machinery in Taiwan (ICOIAM Taiwan 2016) that his government hopes to build a platform for the exchanges of smart agricultural machinery and green energy technologies to inject fresh growth momentum to Taiwan's agricultural industry. The conference opened on Friday morning for a two-day run at a grand conference room of the National Formosa University located in the southern county of Yunlin.
The Legislature has passed amendments to the Railway Act Friday that raise the maximum fine for ticket scalpers to 30 times the price of each original ticket resold.
Cosmetic animal testing banned
A file photo of a rabbit, among the critters now spared from cosmetic testing. Lawmakers on Friday passed a bill prohibiting Taiwan's cosmetics industry from testing ingredients or finished products on animals.
4th annual power-saving awards
Chairman Chu Wen-chen (朱文成) of state-run Taiwan Power Company (Taipower) speaks at the 2016 national power-saving awards presenting ceremony held on Friday, Oct. 21.
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