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Saturday, January 30, 2016
The company that owns and manages the Taipei 101 skyscraper is mulling setting up a Muslim prayer room to attract more Muslim visitors, according to sources from the landmark building.
The Ministry of Justice Investigation Bureau (MJIB) launched investigations into a subsidiary of P-Two Industries (禾昌興業) on Friday following accusations of confidential information being leaked to a mainland competitor.
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.
Friday, January 29, 2016
New 'Fortune Monkey' lantern design for Taipei festival attracts criticism
The 2016 Taipei Lantern Festival (臺北燈節) will kick off on Feb. 20 and the main attraction is a 14.2-meter-tall, gourd-shaped "Fortune Monkey," the Taipei City Government announced.
A freshman at National Taiwan University (NTU), who lost all vital signs after he reportedly hanged himself from a tree during a ghost game, has been resuscitated but is still in a coma, police said Thursday.
Thursday, January 28, 2016
Visitors holding tickets from the Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA, 台鐵) and domestic bus companies can take free bus rides in Yilan County throughout the nine-day Lunar New Year holiday, announced the Yilan County Government (宜蘭縣政府) on Wednesday.
A ring allegedly selling modified arms was recently busted after six months of investigations, under charges of violent debt-collection methods, the Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB) stated.
Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Falling tile incidents on the rise in Taipei, 2 injured so far
The severe cold seen in Taiwan over the past three days took its toll not only on Taipei residents but also on the city's buildings, with tiles peeling off the exterior walls of its structures 35 times since Jan. 23, injuring two people.
Police arrested a man Sunday, nearly 19 years after he allegedly stabbed a woman to death in Jingmei, Taipei and robbed her of NT$60,000 (US$1,800), before fleeing, police said Monday.
Tuesday, January 26, 2016
The Kinmen Fisheries Research Institute has distributed a total of 26,800 oyster spat (oyster larvae) to local oyster farmers, who can expect to harvest them as early as this summer, according to the government-run research institute.
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