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Tuesday, May 19, 2015
The Water Resources Agency of the Ministry of Economic Affairs announced that the scheduled water rationing for today and May 20 has been postponed in the Kaohsiung area after the eighth drought prevention meeting on May 15.
The owner of a breakfast shop in Northern Taiwan was found fatally stabbed in her car early Monday and died later in the hospital.
A Taiwanese fisherman has been detained for alleged poaching in waters off Japan's westernmost island, Japan's Jiji Press reported Monday.
The newly completed headquarters of the New Taipei City Library has attracted more than 85,000 visitors during the first week of its trial run, the library said Monday.
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One Taiwanese was killed and another three injured during a car crash in Australia on Sunday, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) confirmed yesterday.
DPP Legislator Yao Wen-chi (姚文智) and Taipei City Councilor Hsieh Wei-chou (謝維洲), yesterday apologized for accusing Taipei Veterans General Hospital's (TVGH, 台北榮總) gynecologist, Dr. Chen Chih-yao (陳志堯), of providing a false diagnosis resulting in the death of an unborn baby.
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Taiwan -- DDP legislator apologizes after false accusations against doctor
LEDinside, a media platform for lighting, estimated yesterday that the global LED lighting market will have expanded to US$25.65 billion by year's end, an annual increase of 21.5 percent.
All four Taiwanese who were previously unaccounted for after another major earthquake hit Nepal last Tuesday have been confirmed safe, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said yesterday.
Construction of the Dingpu Station (頂埔站) on the Taipei Metro Line 5 (also known locally as the Bannan Line) has been completed and is expected to be opened at the end of June, New Taipei Mayor Eric Chu (朱立倫) said on Monday.
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The Ministry of Economic Affairs said Monday that there is still time before a final selection is made for a high-level radioactive waste storage site in 2038, but said it will definitely take public opinion into consideration, with the holding o fa referendum one of the possible options.
Changhua County has decided to set up a platform to monitor and improve air pollution, in conjunction with neighboring counties.
Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) was blasted Monday by a city councilor for a comment he made regarding the city government's decision to stop hiring full-time teachers at Taipei's elementary schools.
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The Ministry of Education (MOE) added 15 universities in 11 countries to the funding list of its "Taiwan Studies" project on Monday, seeking more international partnerships to promote worldwide research interest in Taiwan.
As temperatures rise around the island, Taiwan Power Company (Taipower, 台電,) is set to hike electricity prices in June, resulting in a couple-of-hundred-dollars increase in utility prices on a monthly basis.
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