Smoke billows from a fire-gutted fishing boat, right, off the shore of Toucheng township in this photo provided by the Yilan County's fire department Wednesday, Oct. 12. Firemen said the boat's owner, surnamed Huang, was injured in the fire. They said they were investigating the cause of the accident.
A Yunlin County man was rescued Monday after being stuck out at sea for more than 24 hours with only a used tire to keep him afloat.
"So, are the students fitting in alright?"
The Cabinet insisted Tuesday that students transfer from a Yunlin County school over fears of toxic chemical exposure, despite a protest outside the Executive Yuan.
Students and parents occupied a school near the Sixth Naphtha refinery on Monday morning, defying a Cabinet order which closed the institution over carcinogen exposure fears.
Shipbuilder Wen Chih-yong (溫志榮), second left, guides college and elementary school students to build canoes in a program held by the Taiwan Normal University and Tong Hsien Elementary School in Yilan on Thursday, Aug. 11.
Barrels containing almost 1,000 tons of liquid waste are stacked inside a warehouse in Dabei Village, Yunlin County on Friday, June 3. Environmental officials from the county raided the illegal storage facility after receiving complaints from residents about the stench coming from the warehouse. The officials referred the case to prosecutors and are attempting to determine the source of the liquid waste.
Taiwan Yunlin District Court (雲林地方法院) on Monday sentenced a man to 2,350 years of imprisonment, on multiple accounts of sexual assault and abuse of his three under-age daughters.
A National Yunlin University of Science and Technology student who had been reported missing since Feb. 23 was found sleeping on a street in Taitung's Guanshan Township.
A man made off with about NT$235,000 (US$7,288) in a bank heist in Yilan, Northeastern Taiwan on Friday, police said.