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The Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA, 台鐵) on Friday rejected demands made by Taoyuan City Mayor Cheng Wen-tsan (鄭文燦) that the Puyuma Express trains (普悠瑪列車) make an additional stop in Zhongli (中壢) in its western route from Taipei to Chaozhou (潮州).
 
Nearly 8,000 members of Yeh clan gather at Taoyuan family shrine
Nearly 8,000 people from the same clan packed their ancestral shrine in the Northern Taiwan municipal city of Taoyuan Monday to take part in a group ceremony during the Tomb Sweeping Festival to worship their ancestors.
 
The Taoyuan city government said Monday that it has decided to allow same-sex couples to denote their partner relations at household registration offices.
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A 28-year-old Taoyuan man, surnamed Lin, allegedly killed his uncle, 53 years old; aunt, 48 years old; and a female cousin, 29 years old, last night after a dispute with them over the inheritance that his grandmother had left for the family.
 
Man allegedly kills five family members in arson after CNY's Eve dinner
A Chinese New Year's Eve family reunion turned into tragedy when five people died in a fire allegedly set by a son in Taoyuan on Sunday, police said Monday.
 
A recount of ballots has shown that Chen Shei-saint (陳學聖) of the Kuomintang (KMT) maintained his lead against his main rival and won a hotly contested electoral district in Taoyuan City in the Jan. 16 legislative elections, the Taoyuan District Court said Friday.
 
Taoyuan is lighting up the entire city at the coming 2016 Taiwan Lantern Festival, to mark the Year of the Monkey.
 
A national lantern competition being held as part of the 2016 Taiwan Lantern Festival has drawn more than 800 entries, the Taoyuan City Government said.
 
Taoyuan airport police catch 2nd cash smuggler in 3 days
Taoyuan airport police said they intercepted a Hong Kong man who was attempting to smuggle NT$12.47 million (US$372,839.8) from Taiwan to Hong Kong on Sunday.
 
A court on Monday ordered a man suspected of masterminding an illegal nationwide gambling operation that accepted bets on results of the Jan. 16 presidential and legislative elections be detained and held incommunicado after he failed to raise the NT$5 million (US$151.000) needed to make bail, according to the Taoyuan District Prosecutors Office.
 
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