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The funeral of a woman who sold meals for only NT$10 (US$0.32) for decades to help people living on low-incomes was held in Kaohsiung on Wednesday, with several people whom Chuang Chu Yu-nu (莊朱玉女) helped showing up to pay their respects to a woman they were thankful to for her compassion.
 
The Kaohsiung branch of Chang Gung Memorial Hospital (CGMH) said Friday it will provide training to doctors from three of Taiwan's diplomatic allies in the field of liver diseases and transplantation.
 
Traditional puppet shows have always been popular in Taiwan, but as they are performed in Hokkien, this form of entertainment has been mainly favored by grassroots people who speak that dialect.
 
Kaohsiung Prison denies 'seventh inmate'
Kaohsiung Prison Deputy Warden Lai Zheng-rong (賴政榮) held a press conference yesterday to refute a media report that a seventh inmate was involved in last week's hostage crisis.
 
Inmates cite NT$200 pay, Chen release as motives
Armed inmates cited low monthly wages and the "unfair" release of former President Chen Shui-bian (陳水扁) as their motives for leading a hostage crisis in Kaohsiung Prison.
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"Surrendering" to police could be the smartest decision Hui Bao, a stray pet parrot, ever made, as its move allowed it to find its way home after becoming lost in the concrete jungle of Kaohsiung in southern Taiwan for 16 months.
 
Four Vietnamese fishermen were arrested by Taiwan's maritime patrol corps in Kaohsiung on Sunday for allegedly trying to sneak into Taiwan.
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Pop-rock band Mayday will be among the stars to join a New Year's Day concert at the site of the July gas explosions in Kaohsiung to boost tourism and help the disaster area recover.
 
Kaohsiung unveils campaign to revive blast area
In an effort to revive the commercial district devastated by gas explosions in late July, the Kaohsiung City Government is holding a lucky draw event and other promotional sales to attract consumption at local stores.
 
A Taiwanese woman is being investigated for allegedly killing a senior citizen, also from Taiwan, in Japan earlier this month, the Kaohsiung District Prosecutors Office said Monday.
 
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