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Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Forty-seven people were feared dead and 11 injured after the TransAsia Airways (復興航空) flight they boarded crashed near Magong Airport in the outlying Penghu County late today, the transportation minister said.
Taiwan -- Nation braces for Typhoon Matmo
School and work are canceled today in all parts of the nation except Lienchiang County near mainland China due to Typhoon Matmo, which made its landfall this morning, the Executive Yuan announced yesterday.
National Security Council advisor Hsieh Li-kung (謝立功) said yesterday that if the Kuomintang (KMT) were to nominate him as mayoral candidate for Keelung, he will do his best to win the election.
Taiwan -- NSC advisor willing to run in Keelung mayoral election
Taiwan -- Flights canceled, highways closed for typhoon
The Suhua Highway that connects Suao and Hualien has been closed due to potential landslides and falling rocks that might hit passing vehicles, the Directorate General of Highways (DGH) announced yesterday.
Economics Minister Chang Chia-juch (張家祝) yesterday said he will ensure that the First Nuclear Power Plant will provide a stable flow of electricity, adding that the power plant will not suspend operations.
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Taiwan Woman's Link yesterday urged the Taiwan High Court to amend divorce laws after a 90-year-old woman surnamed Yu was unable to divorce her husband after being separated for 20 years.
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Taiwan -- ROCCOC chairman aims for local housing prices to be set by market
Lai Cheng-yi (賴正鎰), chairman of the General Chamber of Commerce of the R.O.C. (ROCCOC, 商總), yesterday urged the government to allow Taiwan's housing prices to be determined by the mechanisms of the free market and cease suppressive policies designed to curb rampantly rising prices, at a conference event yesterday in Taipei.
The Bank of Taiwan yesterday announced that it was granted the right to issue city treasury bonds (市庫券) on behalf of the New Taipei City Government.
The Presidential Office on late Monday confirmed that Navy Vice Admiral Huo Li-ching (霍立青) will officially take over as the new chief aide-de-camp to the president next month.
The R.O.C. Navy yesterday promised to levy punishments on an non-commissioned officer (NCO) who allegedly abused a dog with an iron bar, adding that it had reported the incident to the Kaohsiung City Animal Protection Office (APO) for further investigation.
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