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June, 27, 2016

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Drug bust
Investigators bust an underground narcotics manufacturing site in Hualien, Thursday, June 23.
A local photographer is dedicating his first solo exhibition to the hundreds of people injured in a deadly dust explosion at a New Taipei water park last year, through which he hopes will help the public empathize with the burn victims, who are still facing a long road to recovery.
A Taiwanese woman had a large sum of undeclared cash in Hong Kong dollars confiscated by customs at the Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport Thursday, and her travel plans were disrupted.
High temps in Taipei set new record for June
The number of days with temperatures of 37 degrees Celsius and over in Taipei in June increased to six Wednesday, setting a new record for June in the 120 years since the Taipei Weather Station was set up in 1896, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) said that day.
The Taipei International Food Show opened on Wednesday featuring healthy diets, food safety and "next generation food."
Victory nullified due to bribery
Former New Taipei City Councilor Lee Wan-yu (李婉鈺), front left, greets a supporter in the city on Tuesday, June 21. The Taiwan High Court nullified independent New Taipei City councilor Liao Yu-the's (廖裕德) victory in the 2014 local council election for bribery. Lee, the runner up in the 2014 election, will take Liao's seat on the New Taipei City Council.
The last patient injured in a deadly dust explosion at a New Taipei water park last year was discharged earlier this month, while recovery for the hundreds injured in the accident continues, health authorities said Tuesday, six days ahead of the anniversary of the explosion.
Born in ambulance
A one-day-old boy born in an ambulance in Taitung is seen in this photo provided by the Taitung Fire Department on Tuesday, June 21. The baby's mother gave birth while the ambulance was on its 50-kilometer trip to the hospital.
Temporary blockage
The Wuta-Hanben section of the Suao-Hualien Highway, in Nanao Township, Yilan County, was temporarily blocked on Monday due to falling rocks. Highway police were on site to enforce the blockage.
Fatal parking error
A woman in Keelung City in Northern Taiwan was killed by her own car sliding toward her home garage's rolling door. When getting out to check why the door failed to open with a remote controller, she failed to put the car in park and pulled the hand-brake up only half way.
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