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The first Super Leisure Lifestyle Show (SLLS) held by Kaohsiung Exhibition Center Corporation will take place from July 31 to Aug. 2, according to a press release from its organizer.
 
Standing firmly on his prosthetic right foot, Hsu Yen-hsiang recounts the moment when he woke after he was injured in the August 1, 2014 gas explosion in Kaohsiung and says he hopes his story can bring hope and comfort to the victims of a recent flash fire at a New Taipei water park.
 
Kaohsiung City has taken the precaution of increasing police patrols at its rapid transit stations in the wake of a knife attack at a Taipei metro station Monday, in which four people were injured, according to Kaohsiung City Police Department.
 
Kaohsiung began a week-long test of the country's first light rail system on Tuesday with an eye toward holding a passenger trial run in the second half of August, the southern Taiwan city's Mass Rapid Transit Bureau said.
 
A Vietnamese migrant worker allegedly stabbed a dormitory superintendent to death over a request to clean a floor in Greater Kaohsiung, according to local media.
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Hsu Tien-cheng, chairman of the New Age SETH Education Foundation in Kaohsiung, will accompany a group of cancer-patients to push for the summit of Jade Mountain this September. He spoke to many foundation members yesterday to drum up encouragement, local media reported.
 
An alternative service conscript serving at the Kaohsiung City Fire Department assisted in emergency deliveries of newborns two times in the span of a week, according to local officials.
 
According to the Kaohsiung City Government Department of Health (DOH, 高雄市衛生局), 10 patients have died since June due to influenza infections, including a 4- year-old girl, the department said yesterday.
 
Gay rights group says Kaohsiung decision 'makes fun of' them
A gay rights group criticized a Kaohsiung City Government plan to accept lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgenders (LGBT) by marking their partners in city records, saying it is merely a measure to "make fun of" the community without having any substantive effect.
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Kaohsiung City health officials on Wednesday erected a warning sign in a market, after five cases of dengue fever were reported at that location and officials disinfected the area and its environs the previous day.
 
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