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Southeastern Pingtung county police authorities recently arrested 10 alleged members of a fraud ring, including nine underage suspects, according to the Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB).
 
Ambulance almost swept away by large wave
An ambulance was nearly swept away by a big wave caused by Typhoon Meranti in Pingtung County on Wednesday, as seen in one of the more dramatic Facebook live videos shot in Taiwan during the powerful storm.
 
More than 100 foreign fishery workers were invited to a charity event in Donggang, Pingtung Sunday where they were given free medical checkups and moon cakes as Taiwanese were to celebrate Moon Festival.
 
Two shrikes and you're out
A brown shrike is seen in this photo provided by the Hengchun Police Precinct in Pingtung County on Friday, Sept. 9.
 
A scuba diver drowned at beach in Kenting on Thursday, while two other people were hospitalized after they almost drowned at a different beach in the popular tourist destination in southern Taiwan, according to a firefighter.
 
First I-Kuan Tao elementary school
This is an overview of the first elementary school to be set up by followers of I-Kuan Tao (一貫道). Inaugurated on Monday, the school, dubbed Chunghua Bilingual Elementary School (崇華雙語小學), is located in the southern county of Pingtung. According to its followers, I-Kuan Tao is the belief in and worship of God (Lord of all souls).
 
Grappling with the ghosts
Spectators gather around the stage of the traditional Chiang Ku (Grappling with the ghosts) competition in Hengchun Township, Pingtung County, Wednesday, Aug. 17.
 
Birds of a feather
A flock of herons dance in the air in this undated photo released Wednesday, Aug. 17 by the Kenting National Park Administration. Winter migration brings the birds to Taiwan in August. The administration will hold a heron-watching event on Aug. 27.
 
A domestic helper sparked a controversy Wednesday when she livestreamed a video on Facebook of her 98-year-old employer using the bathroom at her home in Pingtung.
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Pole position
People in Hengchu Township of the southern county of Pingtung participate in the annual pole-climbing competition that symbolizes "Grappling with the Ghosts" during the Ghost Month, the seventh lunar month that began on Aug. 3 this year.
 
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