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September, 29, 2016

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Balancing act
Scaffolding on the verge of collapse is seen in this photo taken in Taipei on Wednesday, Sept. 28. The construction company responsible later demolished the scaffolding, which was almost torn away from the building by strong winds brought by Typhoon Megi on Tuesday.
 
Hungry work
A woman in Taipei struggles with her umbrella against powerful gusts of wind generated by Typhoon Megi on Tuesday, Sept. 27.
 
Clean water woes
Torrents of turbid water pass through the Zhitan Dam in Xindian, New Taipei, on Tuesday, Sept. 27. The Taipei Water Department advised citizens to stock up on water at home as the city would stop supplying it at 4 p.m. Tuesday.
 
Taipei's education chief disclosed Sunday that he had tendered his resignation on Sept. 20 because he wished to return to academia, a move that came one day after another city department head quit.
 
Gunman dead in apparent suicide
Armed policemen were deployed outside an apartment in Suao Towhship of Yilan County early Monday morning, as they attempted to arrest a man suspected in a fatal shooting. However, when police entered the suspect's home, they found that the suspect had committed suicide.
 
The ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) said Monday that it was canceling parts of a series of events to mark the 30th anniversary of the party's founding, due to an approaching typhoon.
 
Former President Ma Ying-jeou gave his first lecture at Soochow University on Monday after accepting an honorary teaching position at the Taipei-based university.
 
The Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB) recently warned the public of rampant concert ticket fraud as pop diva Hebe Tien is about to launch a series of Taipei concerts at the end of this year.
 
The Taipei City Government continued to hemorrhage senior officials Sunday, with news of the resignation of Education Department chief Tang Chih-min (湯志民).
 
Your move, Ko
Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je, right, plays a game of xiangqi (also known as Chinese chess) with a senior citizen on Sunday, Sept. 25.
 
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