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February, 22, 2017

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A Beitou man on Sunday murdered two of his children while severely injuring another before taking his own life, authorities said.
 
Father kills two children, commits suicide
A man in Taipei launched a knife attack on his three teenage children Sunday, killing two of them, then cut his own throat, Taipei police said.
 
Taipei Lantern Festival opens today  with new events to attract crowds
Taipei Mayor Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) said that the city government decided to use a new location for the Taipei Lantern Festival this year and had implemented new events and lantern designs to attract larger crowds to the festival that will open today.
 
WRA warns of water shortage in Taoyuan, parts of New Taipei
The Water Resources Agency (WRA) warned Friday of water shortages in Taoyuan and parts of New Taipei, as the water level in the Shimen Reservoir has continued to drop in recent months due to scant rainfall.
 
Taipei offers schools subsides for adopting stray dogs, cats
Taipei has allocated a budget to subsidize schools in the city that adopt stray dogs or cats, as part of an animal protection program, according to a city government official.
 
Bag of scratch tickets that cost NT$300,000 stolen, recovered in a day
A bag of scratch-off lottery tickets amounting to NT$300,000 was returned to a 67-year-old man on Thursday after police captured the thief.
 
Shopping scramble
Crowds swarm a booth at Taipei's Nanmen Market as they make last-minute purchases of Lunar New Year items on Thursday, Jan. 26, the day before Lunar New Year's Eve. Nanmen Market is a popular place for locals to buy ingredients for reunion meals during the holiday.
 
But which came first?
No2Good, the designer for Taipei Lantern Festival 2017, speaks at a press conference of the main display area on Thursday, Jan. 26, with cardboard figures showing his designs.
 
All aboard! Taipei's new sightseeing buses offer double the fun
A fleet of double-decker buses hit the roads of Taipei Wednesday, offering visitors to city a chance to take in open-topped guided tours in four different languages.
 
Dreary days
A woman holds her umbrella while walking down the street in Taipei on Friday, Jan. 13. A cold air mass from mainland China was moving toward Taiwan on Friday, bringing lower temperatures and rain, and is expected to blanket the island until Tuesday.
 
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