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Thursday, November 26, 2015
Calls for calm after IS vid shows ROC flag
President Ma Ying-jeou yesterday called on R.O.C. nationals to stay calm as the government has been beefing up its counter-terrorist attack preparations after an R.O.C. flag was seen in the latest video reportedly released by Islamic State, the militant group also known as ISIS, ISIL and Daesh.
Nation steps up security, border control after Paris terrorist attacks
Minister of the Interior Chen Wei-zen (陳威仁) said Wednesday that the government has tightened its border controls and stepped up intelligence-sharing in the wake of the recent Paris terrorist attacks that killed nearly 130 people.
With Taiwan's national flag shown on the latest video released by the Islamic State (IS), the radical Islamist group also known as ISIS or ISIL, Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) said Wednesday that he wonders why Taiwan is on the IS target list.
Starting Thursday, Taiwan will step up its efforts to improve flight safety by employing sniffer dogs to check all aircraft departing for Europe, the Aviation Police Bureau said Wednesday.
Temperatures in Taiwan are expected to drop overnight Wednesday due to a cold air mass, with northern Taiwan likely to see a low of 13 degrees Celsius Thursday, according to the Central Weather Bureau.
Local police caught a Thai traveler trying to transport six gas cartridges with a total capacity of 2.46 liters at the Taoyuan Taiwan International Airport Wednesday.
A 25 year-old Taiwanese man was found dead on an EVA Airways flight Wednesday while the aircraft was in the air, destined for the Indonesian capital of Jakarta, from Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport.
Amendments to three broadcast laws will not reach a vote this year and must roll over to the Legislative Yuan's new term after the Jan. 16 general elections, according to Speaker Wang Jin-pyng (王金平).
The opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) on Wednesday urged the Taiwan government to stay on the alert and be prepared, after Taiwan's national flag showed up in a newly released video by the Islamic State, spurring concerns that Taiwan has become a target of the militant group.
While the dengue fever outbreak has slowed in the southern city of Tainan, it remains high in the neighboring city of Kaohsiung, which saw 466 new cases on Tuesday alone, according to the latest statistics released Wednesday by the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC).
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