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The Veterans Affairs Council (退輔會) on Thursday agreed to immediately remove the chairman of Pan Asia Corp. (泛亞工程), saying the construction firm was responsible for a seven-hour water outage at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport.
 
Taiwan's industrial production snapped a 12-month losing streak in May on the back of an increase in orders placed to Taiwanese communications chip-makers, the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) said Thursday.
 
A European brokerage on Thursday maintained its "hold" recommendation on shares of Taiwan-based Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., saying that the company may book heavy lossesdue to its acquisition of Sharp Corp. of Japan.
 
Taipei recorded a high of 37.3 degrees Celsius at 12:58 p.m. Thursday, the fourth consecutive day on which temperatures in the city surpassed 37 degrees, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) reported later that day.
 
Electricity consumption in Taiwan reached a peak of 35.21 million kilowatts at 1:44 p.m. Thursday, the highest level recorded so far this year, amid unusually high June temperatures, the state-run Taiwan Power Co. (Taipower) said.
 
The Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA) told China Airlines (CAL), Taiwan's largest air carrier, that it must safeguard the rights, interests and safety of its passengers if its flight attendants decide to go ahead with a strike.
 
The U.S. Coast Guard says 19 Taiwanese fishermen were rescued after their boat caught fire 900 miles southeast of Bermuda.
 
The Legislative Yuan on Thursday began review of a legal amendment to prohibit the consumption of dog and cat meat in Taiwan.
 
Taiwan's birth rate continues to fall, with women having fewer babies, having their first baby at a later age and being less willing to have a third child, according to statistics compiled by the Ministry of the Interior.
 
Dog attacks toddler
This hospital imagery shows bite injuries sustained by a toddler in Taichung, Thursday, June 23. The 2-year-old boy was attacked by a stray dog in Taichung's Taiping District and suffered more than a hundred scratches from head to toe. After intensive treatment of the child's wounds, which ranged from 0.5 to 2 centimeters in length, his condition has stabilized.
 
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