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Saturday, February 6, 2016
[Update] Bullet train services restored from North to Chiayi after earthquake in South
Public transportation has stepped up efforts to send travelers home for the holidays on Saturday in the wake of the 6.4 earthquake that rattled Southern Taiwan.
[Update] Tremor rattles Southern Taiwan, at least 7 dead, 437 injured
Most of Taiwan was rudely awaken at 3:57 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 6, by a Central Weather Bureau- (CWB) reported magnitude 6.4 earthquake centered in the island's southern region, collapsing buildings and killing at least 7 while injuring more 437 according to official figures released at 4:00 p.m.
Richter 6.4 Quake Hits Southern Taiwan
A series of strong earthquakes have struck southern Taiwan since 3:57AM local time. According to the Central Weather Bureau, four separate aftershocks have hit around the same area following the 6.4 quake.
The R.O.C. government has a full grasp on the dialogue between Mainland China and the Holy See, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) has said, amid foreign media reports that the two sides have made a major breakthrough on the bishop appointment issue.
The U.S. dollar fell against the New Taiwan dollar Friday, shedding NT$0.088 to close at NT$33.520 on the back of foreign fund inflows into the region, dealers said.
Freeways National Freeway toll rates during the holidays for nationwide routes have been announced by the Ministry of Transportation and Communications.
Temperature dropped Friday, the last work day for most people in Taiwan before a nine-day Chinese New Year holiday, as a cold wave gradually makes its way toward the island from the north, the Central Weather Bureau said.
The number of passenger arrivals and departures totaled more than 132,000 at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport Friday, with only two days left before Lunar New Year's Day on Feb. 8.
The first meeting on the power transfer between the Kuomintang (KMT) and the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) will be held Feb. 19 in Taipei, as was confirmed Friday.
Pet business operators could be obligated to register the pets they handle by the end of June, once related regulation is amended, the Council of Agriculture said in a move to highlight responsible pet ownership.
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