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3-D printed joints go global
A model of a human skull composed with some 3-D printed parts is displayed at an exhibition organized by local 3-D printing businesses and the National Applied Research Laboratories (NARL) in Taipei on Tuesday, Sept. 20. The NARL said Tuesday that Taiwan's first 3-D printed metal joint had been launched on the international market.
 
Premier Lin Chuan said Tuesday that there was room for discussion regarding the minimum age to get married, after a lawmaker suggested that the minimum age for both sexes be revised to 18.
 
Taiwan Water Corporation (TWC) announced on Monday that it had restored access to all 720,000 households in Kaohsiung and Pingtung that lost their supply after Typhoon Meranti swept Southern Taiwan last week.
 
The National Police Agency (NPA) will test tsunami sirens on Wednesday in conjunction with National Disaster Prevention Day.
 
Chunghwa Telecom Co., the largest telecommunications provider in Taiwan, has recovered most of its landline and broadband services that were cut off due to damage caused by Typhoon Meranti last week, the company said Tuesday.
 
Starting Oct. 20, 86 scheduled trains will either be terminated or have their routes shortened due to labor shortages, the Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) announced Tuesday.
 
Taiwan shares soar past 9,100 points
Shares in Taiwan staged a significant rebound on Monday after slumping last week, propelled higher by buying in Taiwanese suppliers to Apple Inc. after the latest iPhone models received a warm reception in the global market, dealers said.
 
The Executive Yuan announced Monday that the monthly minimum wage would be raised from NT$20,008 to NT$21,009, a 5 percent increase, effective Jan. 1.
 
The latest Cabinet reshuffle, which has seen Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Legislator Hsu Kuo-yung named Cabinet spokesman, has been viewed as an attempt to build support for a Taipei City mayoral campaign and as a bid to rekindle public support for Premier Lin Chuan.
 
A-boat time
Two new Taiwan Coast Guard patrol ships, the CG-135 Pingtung, front, and CG-133 Taitung, back, are seen in this photo released by the Coast Guard Administration on Monday, Sept. 19.
 
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