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Rough seas
Four fishing boats that collided with each other overnight are seen stranded at the Kaohsiung port on Thursday, Sep. 15. According to the Port of Kaohsiung Taiwan International Ports Corporation, the Severe Typhoon Meranti caused the four fishing boats to crash into each other.
 
Up to 10 vessels in Kaohsiung Harbor broke loose from their moorings amid high seas caused by Typhoon Meranti as it moved off the coast of southern Taiwan Wednesday.
 
A brush with greatness
Kao Shu-chuan paints a watercolor landscape at a studio in Kaohsiung, Sunday, Sept. 11.
 
Illegal dumping
Waste piles up on a plot of land in Kaohsiung in this undated file photo released by the Kaohsiung District Prosecutors Office on Friday, Sept. 9. The prosecutors found a man surnamed Kong rented several plots of land in Kaohsiung and invited illegal waste disposal companies to dump garbage there at night, making over NT$1 million in profit.
 
A Taiwanese man who runs a manpower agency in southern Taiwan's Kaohsiung has been sentenced to five years in prison for raping an Indonesian caregiver on multiple occasions, the Taiwan Kaohsiung District Court said Thursday.
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The Kaohsiung city government promised to help attract more foreign tourists to the city, as tourism-related operators and companies in the city announced a plan to take part in a rally in Taipei Sept. 12 to highlight the problems facing them amid a steep decline in tourist arrivals to the city.
 
Global Harbor Cities Forum
Premier Lin Chuan (林全), front row fifth from right, Kaohsiung Mayor Chen Chu (陳菊), front row fifth from left, and city representatives from multiple countries pose for a photo at the opening ceremony of the Global Harbor Cities Forum (全球港灣城市論壇) in Kaohsiung City on Tuesday, Sept. 6.
 
Police authorities in Kaohsiung recently arrested five fraud suspects who allegedly targeted elderly citizens living alone, the Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB) announced.
 
A funeral service was held Sunday for 15 Formosan macaques that were found dead in Kaohsiung's Shoushan area after having possibly ingested poison last month.
 
Residents protest Kaohsiung home demolitions
Houses around a wholesale fruit and vegetable market in Kaohsiung were demolished Thursday, despite strong resistance from local residents.
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