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Keelung's Cheng Huang festival set for mid-Sept.
The three-day Keelung Cheng Huang Gold Culture Festival will kick off on Sept. 14.
 
National Taiwan University (NTU) announced Tuesday it has decided to expel one of its students, Chan Ho-yeung, because of his abuse and killing of cats, and the school urged Chan to seek psychiatric treatment.
 
The mass rapid transit (MRT) line linking Taipei and the Taoyuan airport has seen major improvements in safety and stability, but initial runs of its trains will not be as fast as intended, a government committee diagnosing the problematic transport project said Saturday.
 
In wake of bus blaze, drivers take to streets
Bus drivers blocked traffic and clashed with police officers at the Transportation Ministry (MOTC) on Thursday morning, as they accused the government of damaging their industry's reputation.
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Howard Hotels dish out Taiwanese grouper delicacy
Howard Hotels, one of Taiwan's leading hotel franchises, introduced new dishes created from Taiwanese groupers on Thursday, which were labeled with a QR code to track their origin and to ensure a safe and healthy dining experience.
 
The Supreme Administrative Court ruled Thursday that contractor Farglory Group could resume partial construction on the beleaguered Taipei Dome sports arena.
 
Police have recovered about 80 percent of NT$1 million (US$31,616) worth of cash that an 80-year-old woman allegedly threw into a burner set up by a temple in Tamsui for burning joss paper and incense.
 
Damsel in distress
An inflatable doll floats near a coastguard vessel in waters off Keelung on Wednesday, Aug. 24. Keelung coastguards received a report on Wednesday that a human body was found in the open sea. Crew on board the vessel who were dispatched to check the area found the "victim" to be an inflatable doll.
 
A steeper slope argument
Members of a community in Xindian District protest outside the New Taipei City Government on Tuesday, Aug. 23.
 
The Hsuehshan Tunnel (雪山隧道) on the No. 5 National Freeway will be closed from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday for Taiwan's annual Han Kuang military exercises, according to the National Freeway Bureau.
 
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