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Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Taiwan -- Chinese tourists injured in bus collision
Twenty-six people suffered minor injuries when two tour buses carrying Chinese visitors crashed head-on at a low speed in Kenting, Taiwan's southernmost tip, Tuesday.
The six-day Lunar New Year holiday will begin and end with lower temperatures for the northern and northeastern parts of Taiwan, with dry and warm weather in store island-wide for Feb. 20 and 21, forecasters said Tuesday.
A malfunction at a switch on Taiwan's only high-speed rail line caused trains to slow to a crawl for around 90 minutes Monday evening, the Taiwan High Speed Rail Corp. (THSRC 台灣高鐵) said.
A Namibian track and field athlete received a head injury after allegedly being attacked by a Taiwanese man on the Taipei metro Tuesday.
Recent studies on the treatment of high blood pressure debunk the myth that patients with hypertension should avoid sodium, according to the Taiwan Society of Cardiology.
Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Taiwan -- TRA comes to agreement with engineer's union
The Taiwan Rail Administration (TRA, 台鐵) came to an agreement with the TRA train engineer's association (火車駕駛人聯誼會) yesterday following a large-scale protest at rail crossings on Valentine's Day due to dissatisfaction with railway safety and undermanned facilities.
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Taxi Fares on the Rise In response to the resurgence of gas prices as well as the Valentine's Day celebration and Chinese New Year, taxi fares in certain cities have already begun to increase.
Some 3 million motorists may travel on Taiwan's freeways each day during the Lunar New Year holiday from Feb. 18 to 23, transportation officials said Monday while announcing traffic controls to avoid congestion.
A cold air mass is expected to reach Taiwan Tuesday, sending temperatures down in the first few days of the Feb. 18-23 Lunar New Year holiday, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB, 中央氣象局) said Monday.
Taiwan Water Corp. said that phase-two water rationing will hit major users of water resources like street cleaners starting on Feb. 26 after the Lunar New Year holiday due to a lack of rainfall.
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