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TransAsia slide mishap
Workers inspect an evacuation slide attached to an Airbus 320 passenger jet owned by TransAsia Airways at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport on Friday, Sept. 23. TransAsia flight GE318 was scheduled to take off at 8:50 a.m.
 
Taoyuan Land Art Festival goes global
"While Japan's Setouchi Triennale is recognized as the most prestigious art festival in Asia, I hope Taoyuan Land Art Festival can serve as Taiwan's most important event on the international art stage," Taoyuan Mayor Cheng Wen-tsang (鄭文燦) said Thursday.
 
Two doctors were accused of falsely claiming approximately NT$60 million in insurance payouts over the past five years by issuing false medical certificates, officials said on Wednesday.
 
Driftwood heist
This photo shows 12 pieces of driftwood and a car seized on Friday by the police agents of the Sixth Division of the Seventh Special Police Corps under the National Police Agency after arresting two suspects allegedly stealing drift timbers from the riverbed of Choshui River in central Taoyuan County.
 
Prosecutors are likely to close a probe into the Taoyuan tour bus blaze that killed 26 people, after concluding that the blaze was caused by arson committed by bus driver, who was also killed in the accident, the United Daily News website reported on Friday, citing informed sources.
 
Fire at chemical fiber plant
Firefighters battle a fire at a chemical fiber plant of the Chung-shing Textile Co., Ltd. in Yangmei, Taoyuan, on Friday, Sept. 9. The fire broke out on Friday afternoon and spread quickly. There was no reports of casualty as of press time.
 
Shell-fishly hogging the beach
This eye-catching bamboo-made Fiddler Crab, 12 meters high and designed by a Hakka artist Hsu Min-sheng, is one of 27 art installations displayed at the 2016 Taoyuan Land Art Festival, which took place from Sept. 5-25 at two venues in Xinwu and Bade districts. The event is organized by the Department of Cultural Affairs under the Taoyuan City Government.
 
A Taiwanese couple had a large sum of undeclared cash in Hong Kong dollars confiscated by customs officers at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport.
 
Ever Rich D.F.S. Corp. recently launched a special promotion at the world's first Hello Kitty-themed waiting lounge in Terminal 2 of the Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport.
 
Police have arrested 12 people who allegedly worked in a Taoyuan-based cross-strait telephone fraud ring that targeted mainland Chinese victims, the Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB, 刑事局) announced.
 
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