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July, 26, 2016

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The Taipei City Government said Friday that in order to help reduce air pollution and cut carbon emissions, any further purchases or leasing of motorcycles to be used for public affairs will be restricted solely to electricity-powered machines.
 
Egg-cellent balance, Bravo!
Bravo, the mascot of the 2017 Taipei Universiade, and members of the public attempt to balance eggs at 2016 Riverside Taipei Dragon Boat Festival Carnival at the Dajia Riverside Park in Taipei on Thursday, June 9.
 
A Taiwanese woman who married a wealthy, critically ill Singaporean businessman allegedly with the sole purpose of inheriting his fortune has been arrested on suspicion of fraud, police said.
 
Justice for Big Orange
From left, legislator Huang Wei-che (黃偉哲), National Taiwan University lecturer Wang Hsien-ju (王嫻如) and an animal activist hold photos of a stray cat and footage of its attacker at a press conference in Taipei on Wednesday, June 8.
 
The New Taipei District Court ordered the Investigation Bureau's Taipei City Field Office to continue with their investigations of police officers in the Greater Taipei area who are potential suspects in an investment scam involving NT$4.6 billion.
 
Last missing person found dead in river tracing accident
The remaining missing person, a 44-year-old woman surnamed Hsu, who was washed away by surging water in a New Taipei City river-tracing incident Sunday was found dead Monday at 4:57 p.m., fire department officials said.
 
Sheer delight
Amid the increasingly hot weather, animal conservation specialists at Taipei Zoo are beginning to slash the fleece off of animals that won't molt in the summer, such as alpacas, to make them feel more comfortable under high temperatures, according to a zoo spokesman.
 
3 dead in river tracing accident after rainfall
Three out of six people washed away during a river-tracing trip in New Taipei Sunday were pronounced dead after being taken to hospitals, while the other three remained missing as of press time.
 
Ex-military officer gets master's degree at 84
A former military officer graduated from Tamkang University's Graduate Institute of International Affairs and Strategic Studies Sunday, receiving his master's degree at the age of 84.
 
Former President Chen Shui-bian's (陳水扁) attendance at a dinner celebrating the establishment of a foundation in Taipei Saturday did not violate the provisions of his medical parole, a chief prison official said Sunday.
 
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