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October, 27, 2016

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A Taipei-based fraud ring was busted earlier this month, according to the Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB).
Flown off course
Two flamingos appear along the shoreline of Chigu District (七股) in Tainan City on Thursday, Oct. 20. Many bird lovers and photographers gathered at the coast with their gear, hoping to capture the sight of the two unlikely visitors -- greater flamingoes' main habitats are in the Mediterranean area, Africa and the Indian Peninsula. A photographer with the Society for Wildlife and Nature (SWAN) told reporters that the flamingo had been nicknamed a "model of bird society" for its long legs and elegant manner of carrying itself.
At least 27 flights scheduled to depart from Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport on Thursday morning were delayed after passengers and aircrew were stuck in traffic due to a road expansion project, Taoyuan Airport Corp. said.
He wood have got away with it!
Police capture a man, surnamed Huang, center, after finding he and his accomplices had stolen more than 2.5 tons of rare wood from a state-owned forest in Miaoli County. The stolen wood is estimated to be worth more than NT$5 million.
It's a dog's life
Local socialite and the face of high-end department store Breeze Sun Yun-yun (孫芸芸), left, poses with her older sister Sun Yen-yen (孫瑩瑩), right, at a charity fundraiser for the Taiwan Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) in Taipei on Thursday, Oct. 20. Sun Yun-yun, who launched her own jewelry line YUN YUN SUN in 2006, designed limited-edition bracelets for the event -- a matching set for both the owner and the pooch.
Taoyuan airport ranked No. 4 for overall experience
Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport ranks as the world's fourth best airport for its overall experience, according to a 2016 best airport survey by SleepinginAirports, an international travel website.
Donkey gives birth
This photo shows Gina the African wild donkey, classified as "Critically Endangered" by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), after she gave birth to a baby at the Taipei City Zoo earlier this month.
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The Taichung District Prosecutors Office said Wednesday that a total of 194 toy shotguns circulating in the local military gaming market have been seized, with four suspects arrested for selling them.
Premier Lin Chuan (林全) said on Tuesday that he will instruct the Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC, 交通部) to examine difficulties facing direct transport links from Taiwan's outlying islands of Kinmen and Matsu to Fujian province in China -- commonly known as the mini three links -- and propose countermeasures.
Toxic leak response drill
First responders participate in an underground leak response drill in Kaohsiung on Tuesday, Oct. 18. The drill trains participants to tackle a large-scale leakage of toxic chemicals.
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