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Typhoon Megi kills 4, injures 329
Typhoon Megi killed four, injured 329 and caused more than 6,000 road accidents as it barreled across Taiwan on Tuesday, ripping out trees and strewing signboards in its wake.
 
Megi wreaks havoc on travelers across country
The powerful winds of Typhoon Megi disrupted traffic and stranded at least 500 tourists on Orchid Island of Taitung County on Tuesday.
 
Mayors apologize for typhoon half measures
Several city and county heads in Southern Taiwan extended apologies Tuesday after deciding to allow school and office closures only in the second half of the day, when Typhoon Megi was certain to sweep across Taiwan, bringing strong winds and heavy rain.
 
President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) paid an inspection visit to the Central Emergency Operation Center in Taipei Tuesday morning as Typhoon Megi began to sweet across Taiwan with powerful winds and heavy rain.
 
The highest level of carcinogens found by a research team in the wake of a typhoon is still far below the nation's allowable level, and the public need not "worry too much," an official from the Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) said.
 
Typhoon Megi wreaks havoc on Taiwan
The approach of Typhoon Megi snarled flights and halted public transportation services across Taiwan on Tuesday afternoon.
 
Hualien Media chairman exits Mirror
The China Post Chairman and Publisher George Hsieh (謝國樑) on Monday announced his withdrawal from the business operation of and plans to invest in newly founded media outlet Mirror Media (鏡傳媒).
 
Taiwan braces for Typhoon Megi
Northern and Eastern Taiwan should brace for strong winds and heavy rainfall brought on by Typhoon Megi throughout today, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB).
 
Tsai approval rating slides to 44.7%: poll
President Tsai Ing-wen's poll ratings sank another 7.6 percentage points to 44.7 percent over the past month, in what has been an "avalanche-like collapse" of support since she took office in May, according to a survey released Monday.
 
More than 3,000 mountaineers have expressed opposition to a draft bill proposed by the New Power Party that would create strict regulations on hiking in national parks. The mountaineers argued that , if passed, the bill would seriously restrict people's freedom, local media said.
 
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