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August, 26, 2016

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Manila bird strike causes hole and CAL flight cancellation
A China Airlines (CAL) return flight to Taipei from Manila was canceled after a bird strike left a small hole in one of its wings Friday, according to media reports.
 
President Tsai Ing-wen is slated to nominate Judicial Yuan president and vice president nominees and five grand justices by the end of August, reports said Friday, nearly a week after her previous nominations bowed out amid intense criticism.
 
With just under a year left before the 2017 Universiade (世大運) begins, concerns continue to mount over whether host city Taipei will be able to finish all the venues in time.
 
Scuttling along
A land crab is seen in this undated file photo provided by the Kenting National Park Administration on Friday, Aug. 19. The government will close some of the lanes of Provincial Highway No. 26 during the breeding season -- the three days before and after............
 
The death toll of an accident involving an Army tank earlier this week has risen to four with the death of Lt. Wu Te-wei, the tank commander, Kaohsiung Armed Services General Hospital said early Friday.
 
Former President Ma Ying-jeou has accepted an honorary teaching position at Soochow University, the school said Friday.
 
A Taiwanese investigator who was probing a drug case in China last month was mistaken for a fraud suspect and held by local authorities for 25 days, before he was allowed to leave China Wednesday, Taiwan's Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB) said Friday.
 
Hearing loss was ranked as the most common occupational disease in Taiwan last year, according to statistics released by the Ministry of Labor (MOL) Friday.
 
With schoolchildren rushing to hunt for virtual pocket monsters by playing "Pokeman Go" during their summer vacation, the Ministry of Education (MOE) has called for parents to pay more attention to their children's safety.
 
Budget boost for education, welfare
Premier Lin Chuan (林全) announced Thursday that the proposed 2017 annual budget includes increased funding for education and social welfare.
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