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Tuesday, August 11, 2015
Wulai cut off in wake of Soudelor
Typhoon Soudelor roared over Taiwan and devastated Wulai (烏來) with severe landslides, cutting the region off from the rest of Taiwan.
The section of the Alishan Forest Railway between Chiayi and Fenchihu is scheduled to return to normal on Wednesday as the line recovers from damage created by Typhoon Soudelor, the Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) said Monday.
Friday, August 7, 2015
With the International Children's Games (ICG) being held in New Taipei City in 2016, New Taipei City Mayor Eric Chu (朱立倫) officially signed the agreement for hosting cities with the ICG President Torsten Rasch yesterday.
Taiwan's first light rail system, located in Kaohsiung, underwent an initial review Wednesday and is a step closer to a planned trial operation at the end of the month, according to city officials.
Thursday, August 6, 2015
Tainan City Mayor William Lai (賴清德) yesterday said the Control Yuan's decision to impeach him is an expansion of power violating the nation's constitution, in the Democratic Progressive Party's (DPP) Central Executive Committee (CEC, 中執會).
Tainan City Council Speaker Lee Chuan-chiao (李全教) suggested on Wednesday a way to resolve the stalemate between the city council and the city government, one day after the Control Yuan voted to impeach Mayor Lai Ching-te (賴清德) over his failure to attend Tainan City Council meetings.
Wednesday, August 5, 2015
Tainan mayor continues boycott of council meetings
Tainan City Mayor William Lai (賴清德) blasted the Control Yuan over its decision to impeach him yesterday and vowed to continue avoiding city council sessions. As of today, Lai has gone 210 days without entering the council chamber.
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A man, surnamed Chiu, accused of strangling his girlfriend to death last August was sentenced to life imprisonment and deprived of his public rights, Taichung District Court reported yesterday.
Tuesday, August 4, 2015
Dodo bird relative at Taipei Zoo breeds after long hiatus
Large pigeons at the Taipei Zoo that are the closest living relative of the extinct dodo bird were confirmed recently to have successfully reproduced for the first time in four years, the zoo reported on Monday.
Due to a water scooter malfunction, two foreigners were stranded for hours yesterday in the sea before being rescued by Yilan County Coast Guard.
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