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Prosecutors on Monday decided against charging 12 members of the military police for conducting a controversial search in February of a man, surnamed Wei, alleged to be in possession of classified Cold War era documents.
 
The National Health Research Institutes (國衛院, NHRI) revealed on Monday that only 0.8 percent of pork products sold in the market in recent years contained feed additive ractopamine or other muscle-enhancing drugs.
 
Temperatures in Taipei rose to 34 degrees Celsius on Monday afternoon, the highest in the city so far this year, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) said.
 
Of the 4,341 suicides and suicide attempts reported to a crisis center in Taipei in 2015, 15 percent of them were said to be related to stress at work, according to statistics from the city government's Suicide Prevention Center.
 
Fighter deployment to Penghu continues
The Air Force continues its annual deployment of its "Sky Colt" wing to Penghu's Magong Airport as part of the nation's first line of defense, according to the Central News Agency.
 
Tsai vows to carry out labor policy amid protest
Amid a protest by labor groups in Taipei Sunday to mark May 1 Labor Day, President-elect Tsai Ing-wen reiterated her pledge that the incoming government will carry out her labor policy.
 
President Ma Ying-jeou unveiled a new monument Friday in the former military stronghold of Kinmen to highlight the peace achieved in the Taiwan Strait on the 23rd anniversary of cross-strait talks.
 
Atomic Energy Council chairman designate Hsieh Hsiao-hsing (謝曉星) stated on Saturday that a proposed national policy to phase out nuclear power was a long term objective, saying that citizens needed to be mentally prepared for increases in power bills and the possibility of energy shortages, if nuclear is phased out in the short term.
 
National Police Agency (NPA, 警政署) Director-general Chen Kuo-en (陳國恩) yesterday called for forceful use of firearms when circumstances allow so, as to ensure public safety.
 
Drivers are expected to have to pay NT$25 (US$0.77) more to fill a 50-liter tank after state-owned oil refiner CPC Corp. hikes fuel prices from Monday, the third weekly rise in a row.
 
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