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Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Twelve people were reportedly injured when a south-bound Kuo-Kuang Bus (國光客運) broke down and was crashed into by an oncoming tractor on Freeway No. 1 (國道一號), near Miaoli County's Sanyi Township (三義), around 9 p.m. last night.
Closer attention will be paid to the security of Taipei American School, which reportedly received new threats from a former student who had been found guilty of making such threats in the past, police said on Monday.
Taiwan's Hsu grabs gold  at weightlifting worlds
China's Chen Lijun set a double world record on Sunday to win the 62 kilograms weightlifting world title, toppling defending champion Kim Un Guk.
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Three adults residing in the Greater Taipei area received blood tests that showed lead levels exceeding average standards, according to the first set of results revealed by Taipei City's Department of Health (DOH, 衛生局) yesterday.
Monday, November 23, 2015
Taiwan needs political shift to the left: protesters
Thousands marched from the Presidential Office to Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) headquarters yesterday in Taipei, accusing both the ruling and main opposition parties of cozying up to big business on labor, land acquisition, education and gender policies.
The presidential candidate and chairman of Taiwan's ruling Kuomintang (KMT), Eric Chu (朱立倫), urged people to support him and the party in the upcoming presidential and legislative elections, slated for Jan. 16, saying Taiwan cannot go back to the road from which it came in terms of cross-Taiwan Strait relations.
KMT bash aim for unity marred by Hung no-show
While an estimated 20,000 party members and supporters packed a boisterous venue in New Taipei's Banqiao District to celebrate the 121st anniversary of the Kuomintang's (KMT) founding yesterday (in advance of the actual anniversary date on Nov. 24), it was the absence of one party member that drew greater attention: Deputy Legislative Speaker and ousted presidential candidate, Hung Hsiu-chu (洪秀柱).
The number of dengue fever cases in Kaohsiung has reached 13,293, with 285 new cases reported there Saturday, showing the outbreak of the disease remains at its peak in the southern port city, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) said Sunday.
Having barely recovered from the protests over history curriculum in July, the Ministry of Education (MOE, 教育部) finds itself under heat again. This time, over failing to prevent the undue influence of high-ranking officials who serve in positions at private universities right after their retirement.
The Tang Prize Foundation announced the winner of its creation competition for high school students, with Taitung's Kung-Tung Technical Senior High School (公東高工) garnering the top award for its innovative invention that conveys the spirit of sustainable development.
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