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More than 1,000 pets die of heat as result of airport negligence
Over 1,000 pets misplaced in cargo containers at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport died of heatstroke after ground staff left them under the scorching sun for too long, Taoyuan City Government officials said Friday.
 
Steaking their reputation
Men are seen dressed in European-style maid costumes at a Taoyuan steak chain restaurant in this photo taken on Tuesday, Aug. 2.
 
After a spate of embarrassing incidents at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport in June, including serious flooding and a power outage following heavy rains, Taichung saw an opportunity crack open.
 
The Plaza Premium Lounge, which claims to bring "the comfort and convenience of a world-class travel lounge that's the next best thing to being at home," was inaugurated at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport Tuesday.
 
Welcome to Daxi Culture Festival
In 1917, the sixth year of the reign of Japanese Emperor Taishō, the Tongren Society (同人社) built the first palanquin to thank His Holiness Emperor Guan (關聖帝君) -- also known as Guan Gong (關公) -- for his blessings. People in Daxi (大溪) held the first procession for Guan Gong's birthday on the 24th day of the sixth lunar month in the same year.
 
Breaking: 26 dead in tour bus blaze
A tour bus carrying visitors from mainland China burst into flames on a busy highway near Taiwan's capital on Tuesday, killing 26 people, Taiwanese media said.
 
Summer fun in Taoyuan
A woman, wearing protective gear and holding onto a rope, is ready to descend from a bridge to a creek below in the mountains of Taoyuan, Wednesday, July 13.
 
A young woman allegedly committed suicide after killing her 83-year-old grandmother in Taoyuan Saturday in what is believed to be the "result of concerns over an uncertain future," police said.
 
Water out
Water is discharged from Shihmen Reservoir in Taoyuan on Thursday, July 7, to adjust water levels in anticipation of the incoming Typhoon Neparkat.
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Taoyuan airport will be flood-proof: MOTC
The transportation minister said he is fully confident Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport will be flood-proof if an approaching typhoon batters the country with strong winds and torrential rain in the next few days.
 
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