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Thursday, November 19, 2015
A Taiwanese research team has won a global science competition seeking to improve prognosis prediction of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) in Tainan said Wednesday.
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Eric Chu taps former labor head as running mate and James Soong taps Hsu Hsin-ying
Taipei - Eric Chu, chairman of the ruling Kuomintang (KMT) and its presidential candidate, has named former Labor Minister Wang Ju-hsuan as his running mate in the Jan. 16, 2016 presidential election.
The Kuomintang (KMT) caucus yesterday resurrected accusations against Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) vice presidential candidate Chen Chien-jen (陳建仁) of academic plagiarism, which were first directed at him in 2007..
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EPA to stop traffic when air pollution spikes
Cars will be banned from the streets and outdoor sports games will be postponed in regions with alarming air pollution levels, according to an emergency plan to combat sudden surges of bad air, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA, 環保署) announced yesterday.
Air quality in Central and Southern Taiwan was at an unhealthy level on Tuesday, with the index for fine particulate matter smaller than 2.5 micrometers (PM2.5) hitting high levels, according to the Environmental Protection Administration (EPA).
An amendment to a law governing passport issuance is expected to take effect in January to give government authorities the right to revoke a citizen's passport if they deface or alter it, including by putting "Republic of Taiwan" stickers on a Republic of China passport, an official said yesterday.
Legal change allows gov't to revoke defaced passports
A man who ran his gravel truck into the Presidential Office compound in Taipei last year began serving his six-year prison sentence Tuesday.
Two companies in Changhua County could be subject to stiff fines after they were found to have imported frozen catfish from Vietnam and then processed and sold it as cod fillets, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said Tuesday.
Taiwan's representative office in Thailand is providing judicial assistance to a Taiwanese woman who was allegedly raped during a trip to a well-known Thai resort area in late October.
A joint task force seized over 200 kilograms of amphetamine in a raid in a residential area of New Taipei Monday, according to the Investigation Bureau.
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