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Kinmen County has opened a museum to highlight its achievements in reducing carbon emissions and is hoping that the facility can inspire visitors during their stay in the island county.
 
6,000 participants take part in National Dance Expo 2016 in Keelung
The annual National Dance Expo 2016 opened at National Taiwan Ocean University in Keelung on Saturday with around 6,000 participants from across Taiwan.
 
(Pokemon) Go donate
Students and teachers take to the streets to seek funding for persistent vegetative state patients on Sunday, Aug. 14.
 
Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je said Saturday his city would be well-prepared for any "tricks" that the mainland Chinese side may pull during an upcoming cross-strait forum, to which Shanghai is sending a highly ideological figure as head of its delegation.
 
Fatal fall
Firefighters work to rescue three workers who fell 15 meters into a pit at an underground sewer construction site in Miaoli County, Friday, Aug. 12. The workers were installing a steel structure when the accident occurred. One of the workers did not show any vital signs upon arrival at a local hospital, firefighters said.
 
A Taiwanese man was sentenced to four months in prison on charges of breach of public security, after he claimed to be a member of the militant group Islamic State (IS) and threatened to attack the Presidential Office, according to a ruling by the Chiayi court.
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A Northern Taiwan-based loan shark ring run by a naturalized citizen who allegedly forced Vietnamese to work as prostitutes to pay her debts was busted earlier this month, announced the Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB, 刑事局).
 
Taipei gov't censured over Dome contract
The Control Yuan Thursday approved a proposal from three of its members to censure the Taipei City Government for "breaking the trust" of its partner of the BOT (build-operate-transfer) project of the Taipei Dome.
 
In plane sight
Fighter jets are seen at the Hualien Air Force Base in this photo taken in the eastern county on Thursday, Aug. 11. The base will be open to the public in an exhibition on Aug.
 
Canoe lend a hand?
Shipbuilder Wen Chih-yong (溫志榮), second left, guides college and elementary school students to build canoes in a program held by the Taiwan Normal University and Tong Hsien Elementary School in Yilan on Thursday, Aug. 11.
 
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