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A draft amendment to the Social Order Maintenance Act (社會秩序維護法) was passed in a preliminary review session on Wednesday and aims to clamp down on abuse of the 110 emergency call system by the public.
 
Agency data shows shortfall in foster families
The Taiwan Fund for Children and Families said on Wednesday that recruitment fell short by about 500 foster families in 2015.
 
The Ministry of National Defense (MND) said Wednesday it has no comment on suggestions by American politicians that the United States Navy should consider shifting the port call of its aircraft carriers to U.S. allies and partners, including Taiwan.
 
The Ministry of National Defense (MND) said Wednesday it has no comment on suggestions by American politicians that the United States Navy should consider shifting the port call of its aircraft carriers to U.S. allies and partners, including Taiwan.
 
A total of 3,258 incidents occurred last year because drivers or passengers failed to pay attention to approaching vehicles coming from behind when opening their doors, resulting in five deaths and 3,800 injuries, a government official said Wednesday.
 
Taiwanese bookstore giant Eslite Spectrum Corp. (誠品生活) has confirmed that its primary store in Hsinchu will be closing its doors after 19 years in business.
 
Taiwanese pitcher Chien-Ming Wang claimed his first MLB win in three years on Tuesday as the Kansas City Royals beat the Washington Nationals 7-6 with a walk-off single by Lorenzo Cain.
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Death row prisoner released, gets retrial
Cheng Hsing-tse (鄭性澤), previously convicted for killing a police officer, has been released after being jailed for 14 years, but can't leave the country, the Taichung Branch of the Taiwan High Court ruled on Tuesday.
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Legislative Yuan hears plans for restructuring of CKS Hall
A New Power Party (NPP) lawmaker held a public hearing at the Legislature yesterday on plans for restructuring Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall, a Taipei landmark named after former president Chiang Kai-shek.
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Six deputies added to  Lin's Cabinet lineup amid protest
Six more members of Premier-designate Lin Chuan's (林全) incoming government were announced Tuesday, though women's rights' group members overturned a table at the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) headquarters in protest of the lack of female Cabinet appointees.
 
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