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First-phase water rationing will begin Monday in Kaohsiung, southern Taiwan, the Water Resources Agency (WRA) said Sunday.
 
A duck farm in Kaohsiung's Qishan District was confirmed Saturday to be infected with the highly pathogenic H5N2 avian influenza virus, leading to the culling of 4,457 birds, the city's Animal Protection Office said.
 
A water rationing measure will be enforced in Kaohsiung on March 20 as scheduled if the rainfall in the next few days fails to significantly boost the water flow level of the Kaoping River (高屏) in southern Taiwan, the Water Resources Agency said on Monday.
 
Fresh charges of illegal drug use within the armed forces surfaced Saturday, with two sailors allegedly caught taking ketamine in a Kaohsiung nightclub.
 
Bad air in western Taiwan
Kaohsiung is shrouded in haze Friday, March 3. The Taiwan Air Quality Monitoring Network reported that the air quality in the western part of the nation was relatively poor Friday, with most of the network's stations detecting below normal quality air in certain areas, and even hazardous quality air in others.
 
Quack to the repair shop ...
Kaohsiung's "duck bus," which is as famous for traveling on water as it is for breaking down often, navigates the Love River on Sunday, Feb. 19.
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Activists choked with rage
Locals demand clean air during a demonstration in Greater Kaohsiung, Sunday, Feb. 19.
 
New year, old tradition
A "weiya," or year-end banquet, for homeless people in Greater Kaohsiung, Saturday, Jan. 21. The local government and social welfare organizations yesterday hosted a 60-table banquet, one of many held across Taiwan ahead of the Lunar New Year holiday.
 
University presidents hold conference
The 2017 National Conference for College and University Presidents was held Thursday and Friday at Kaohsiung's National Chi Nan University.
 
'I'm not here'
A stall that reportedly hawks fried mullet maw for NT$1,680 a plate is shown in Liuohe Tourist Night Market in Kaohsiung. Consumer protection officials inspected the nightmarket yesterday and found the stand closed in an apparent move to avoid the inspectors.
 
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