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Sunday, July 5, 2015
Taiwan -- Emotional veterans attend commemoration
More than 100 retired Republic of China soldiers who fought in the War of Resistance against Japan attended a military display Saturday to mark the 70th anniversary of the R.O.C.'s victory in the war, with some of them showing emotions at the commemorative event.
President Ma Ying-jeou on Saturday called for more assistance from the public to help the people injured in a dust explosion at a water park in New Taipei, pledging that the government will do its utmost to ensure the injured receive proper medical care.
Most of the nearly 120,000 migrant workers from the Philippines in Taiwan are working in factories, where they are working regular hours and the work demands are less complicated, according to a lawyer of the Manila Economic and Cultural Office (MECO) in Taipei.
The death toll from the June 27 colored powder blast at a New Taipei water park may increase as more than 200 seriously injured people still remain in intensive care units, a doctor warned Saturday.
Taiwan relies heavily on migrant workers from Indonesia, the Philippines and Vietnam to provide long-term care services to families with disabled and elderly people, employing around 210,000 foreign caregivers.
A shipment of cadaver skin donated by the Euro Tissue Bank in Amsterdam was expected to arrive in Taiwan late Friday to help Taiwan treat people who suffered severe burns in fiery explosions at a New Taipei water park on June 27.
Taiwan -- Taipei zookeeper injured in attack by bear, thought enclosure was empty
A zookeeper was attacked and injured by a black bear at Taipei Zoo yesterday when he entered the animal's den thinking it was empty, a zoo spokeswoman said.
Transactions of residential and commercial property in six major cities in Taiwan for the first half of this year registered a fall of up to 25 percent from a year earlier, reflecting uncertainty over government tax reform, statistics showed on Saturday.
Two teenagers were recently arrested by police for posting videos online in which they teach people how to make black powder and other explosives, the Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB, 刑事局) has announced.
The Fourth Nuclear Power Plant, which is to be mothballed in July, is seeing its living quarters and materials storage area overrun with stray dogs, with wild deer roaming around, due to the greatly reduced staff.
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