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Sister schools
Students from Japan's Hokuriku College, first to fifth from left, pose with students from Tainan City Chang Jung Girls' Senior High School, Thursday, Dec. 8.
 
A magnitude 4.1 earthquake struck southern Taiwan at 8:17 a.m. Monday, according to the Central Weather Bureau. No injuries were reported.
 
The Tainan District Court on Sunday rejected criticism that it was too lenient in its sentencing of five people implicated in the collapse of a housing complex in Tainan following an earthquake in February that resulted in the deaths of 115 residents.
 
NCKU joins international   higher education network
National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) in Tainan announced it had joined the Worldwide Universities Network -- a leading global higher education network of research intensive universities -- as part of its commitment to research and education innovation.
 
Birds of a feather
Endangered black-faced spoonbills perch on a salt beach in Chigu District of Tainan City in this file photo. The beach's spoonbill population has risen steadily in recent years, reaching a high of 800 in 2015 -- even more than can be found at their main habitats at Taijiang National Park in Annan District, Tainan.
 
The Executive Yuan on Thursday approved the establishment of a renewable energy technology innovation park in the Shalun area of Tainan which will require an estimated NT$50 billion (US$1.58 billion) in investment, according to Cabinet spokesman Hsu Kuo-yung (徐國勇).
 
Authorities have recently arrested a suspect on firearm modification charges, who has been operating in Southern Taiwan for a period of time, the Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB) said.
 
Flown off course
Two flamingos appear along the shoreline of Chigu District (七股) in Tainan City on Thursday, Oct. 20. Many bird lovers and photographers gathered at the coast with their gear, hoping to capture the sight of the two unlikely visitors -- greater flamingoes' main habitats are in the Mediterranean area, Africa and the Indian Peninsula. A photographer with the Society for Wildlife and Nature (SWAN) told reporters that the flamingo had been nicknamed a "model of bird society" for its long legs and elegant manner of carrying itself.
 
Fresh clashes at the Tainan City Council
Independent Tainan City Councilor Chen Chao Lai (陳朝來), left, clashes with Democratic Progressive Party councilors at a meeting of the Tainan City Council on Tuesday, Oct. 18.
 
In this photo taken on Friday, Oct. 14, earthquake victim Hung Chia-yi (洪家益) poses with his family in Tainan.
 
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