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February, 24, 2017

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From rubbish to renewables
Solar panels are laid out at the Fudekeng Environmental Restoration Park in Taipei's Wenshan District on Friday, Feb. 17. The site is the country's first garbage dump-turned-solar power farm. The 98-hectare park, with 37 hectares formerly used as a garbage dump, is now a pilot green complex for environmental education and ecological protection.
 
Poultry transport, slaughter banned over bird flu
The Council of Agriculture (COA) on Thursday issued a seven-day nationwide ban on the transport and slaughter of poultry to counter the recent avian influenza outbreak.
 
Taiwan third-largest source of tourists to Macau in 2016
Taiwanese made over 1 million visits to Macau in 2016, up nearly 9 percent from the previous year, according to statistics released by the Macao Government Tourism Office on Thursday.
 
Taiwan, Virginia ink reciprocal driver's license accord
Taiwan and the U.S. state of Virginia have signed a reciprocal agreement that allows their licensed drivers to obtain a driver's license on the other side without having to take a road test, according to the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in the U.S.
 
Hundreds of dead chickens dumped by Hsinchu roadside
Hundreds of chicken carcasses were discovered abandoned by a roadside in Hsinchu on Friday, prompting investigations into whether they had been infected by avian flu.
 
Bus operator apologizes, says they offered driver double wages
The founder of the bus company involved in Monday's deadly freeway crash that killed 33 passengers apologized to victims' family members during a press conference today.
 
Headlines from across Taiwan
Good morning, here are the top stories from around Taiwan for Friday February 17, 2017.
 
The Presidential Office refused to comment on a Japanese media report that it had received prior knowledge of U.S. President Donald Trump's phone conversation with Chinese President Xi Jinping.
 
In the wake of a fatal bus crash reportedly caused by driver fatigue, two Cabinet ministries sent a mixed message on whether tour bus drivers' on-call time counted as working hours.
 
As the Legislative Yuan prepares to open a new session today, a watchdog group urged lawmakers on Thursday pass revisions to laws regulating legislators' actions and to reveal their outside affiliations.
 
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