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Bus collision kills 1, injures over 20 tourists
A tour bus carrying mainland Chinese tourists collided into a road barrier after trying to overtake a gravel truck Monday afternoon in Miaoli, killing the driver and a local tour guide. 24 tourists were injured, three severely, and were sent to local hospitals for treatment.
 
Twenty-six stray dogs died from heat stress while being transported by the Chiayi County Government to a private animal shelter in Tainan on Monday.
 
Kaohsiung City's Water Resources Bureau (WRB, 水利局) was asked on Monday to provide answers within two weeks to nearly 330 city residents who sought medical care after inhaling a strange odor from inadequately processed wastewater.
 
Public bus ticket fares in the Greater Taipei area will temporarily not see price hikes and will remain at NT$15 for adult tickets, according to Taipei City's Transportation Department on Monday. However, costs will be up for review each quarter.
 
Attendees at National Hsinchu University of Education's (NHCUE, 新竹教育大學) school affairs meeting passed a vote on Monday in favor of merging with National Tsing Hua University (NTHU, 清華大學).
 
The Taipei City Department of Health launched on Monday a website for caterers to notify the government of their upcoming events involving guests of 200 or more outside their restaurants.
 
Tainan hosts first ever office chair 'grand prix' race
An office chair race, an activity that has become popular in Japan, was held in Tainan on Sunday to promote local businesses and tourism.
 
National Tsing Hua University (NTHU, 清華大學) responded to a group of students who protested on campus Sunday opposing the merging of NTHU and National Hsinchu University of Education (NHCUE, 新竹教育大學), according to the Central News Agency (CNA).
 
Defector raises N. Korean issues in classroom
A North Korean defector shared his own story of escape from his country during a lecture in Taipei American School (TAS) on Friday in the hope of raising awareness of North Korean issues among the younger generation.
 
Joining 'Mazu frenzy' turned out to be fun, educational journey: foreign students
Foreign students who are learning Mandarin Chinese in Taiwan found the annual Dajia Mazu pilgrimage to be a special and helpful experience as they joined the ranks of hundreds of thousands of local pilgrims earlier this month.
 
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