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Premier-designate Lin Chuan (林全) called for carefully worded public remarks from incoming officials on Tuesday after incoming minister without portfolio Chang Ching-sen (張景森) posted fiery remarks regarding a controversial urban renewal project that resulted in protracted protests in Taipei four years ago.
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The Ministry of National Defense (MND) thanked lawmakers after the Legislative Yuan on Tuesday passed a draft amendment to include death-from-overwork as grounds for Taiwanese soldiers' families to file for government compensation ,should a soldier die from overwork.
 
President Ma Ying-jeou visited the Ministry of National Defense (MND) Tuesday to inspect computer-aided war games being staged by the military as part of this year's Han Kuang series of military exercises.
 
A four-year-old child who suddenly developed fever and rash when only two months old was confirmed a year later to have been hit with a rare auto inflammatory disease calledcryopyrin-associated periodic syndrome (CAPS), the first such case in Taiwan.
 
The Santaizi ATP Challenger, which incorporates Taiwanese features, kicked off in Taipei, with all home players defeated on the opening day.
 
DPP, KMT figures demand Wong quit
Both Kuomintang (KMT) and Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) figures demanded that embattled Academia Sinica President Wong Chi-huey (翁啟惠) step down, criticizing his failure to submit his resignation during a meeting with President Ma Ying-jeou on Monday.
 
TAIPEI - The organiser of a party which saw a fireball rip through a Taiwan waterpark leaving 15 dead was found guilty of negligence Tuesday and jailed for almost five years, as the court paid tribute to the "excruciating pain and torment" of the bereaved.
 
The Kuomintang (KMT) demanded an apology from President-elect Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on Monday, accusing her of shifting her stance on the importation of U.S. pork containing the chemical feed additive ractopamine.
 
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) announced a confirmed case of rodent-borne hantavirus hemorrhagic fever Monday, the third case of its kind in Taiwan this year.
 
Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) lawmakers rounded on Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA, 台鐵) during a legislative interpellation on Monday, as they found sold-out TRA tickets bound for Hualien and Taitung could be purchased on mainland China-based online shopping platform Taobao Marketplace (淘寶網).
 
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