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Wednesday, December 10, 2014
The Changhua District Court sentenced the leader of the religious group Ri Yue Ming Gong's (日月明功) Chen Chiau-ming (陳巧明) to 13 years in prison for the death of 17-year-old Changhua student Chan Chun-yu (詹淳寓), who was abused and starved to death on the cult's compound.
Taiwan -- Cult leader sentenced to 13 years over death of student
The Taoyuan mayor-elect's proposed review of the Taoyuan Aerotropolis project could delay completion of the airport's third runway by six months to a year, according to the Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC).
Tuesday, December 9, 2014
Taiwan -- PFP chief Soong agrees to be Ko's chief consultant
People First Party (PFP, 親民黨) Chairman James Soong (宋楚瑜) has accepted Taipei City Mayor-elect Ko Wen-je's (柯文哲) invitation to become the Taipei City Government's chief consultant yesterday.
A foreign Ph.D. candidate at the National Taiwan University (NTU) who was injured in an altercation outside of a campus convenience store on Dec. 7 blamed the incident on racial discrimination in a post on his Facebook page.
New Taipei police arrested two suspects who are members of an alleged investment fraud ring that has reportedly conned dozens of victims out of millions of New Taiwan dollars in recent months, the Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB) has announced.
Monday, December 8, 2014
Taiwan -- Police arrest retired teacher murder suspect
Kaohsiung police yesterday arrested a 38-year-old suspect, surnamed Liu, in connection with the killing of a 60-year-old retired female teacher, surnamed Kao, whose body was found in her car on Dec. 3. Liu has previously been convicted of fraud.
Taiwan -- Stones left over from tunnel project  snatched up by earnest collectors
Over 1,000 people lined up outside an office of a highway improvement project Sunday for an unusual handout — rocks bored out from tunnel building for the Suhua Improvement Project said to bring good luck and increase fertility.
Sunday, December 7, 2014
Incoming Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) debuted the "fix TPE" website yesterday, which has been described as the upgraded mobile version of Taipei's 1999 citizen hotline.
Saturday, December 6, 2014
Taiwan -- Ko, Lin talk possible MRT expansion to Keelung
Taipei Mayor-elect Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) yesterday continued his post-election visits, traveling to Keelung City to meet with Keelung Mayor-elect Lin Yu-chang (林右昌) to discuss the possibility of expanding the Taipei Metro into Keelung.
Friday, December 5, 2014
An 18-year-old woman suspected of devising a plan to kill her husband in order to receive insurance payouts was released by the Kaohsiung District Prosecutors Office yesterday. The woman was let go without bail after prosecutors' investigations resulted in insufficient evidence to prove her guilty.
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