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Friday, August 1, 2014
President Ma Ying-jeou rushed to the Central Emergency Operation Center in Xindian, New Taipei, Friday morning for a briefing on the aftermath of a gas explosion in Kaohsiung.
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Chemical stocks in Taiwan took a dive Friday after a series of gas explosions rocked Kaohsiung Thursday night, killing 25 people and injuring 267, dealers said.
Taiwan -- Multiple gas explosions rock Kaohsiung streets
Gas leaks in the sewage system of Kaohsiung's Cianjhen District led to multiple explosions late Thursday night, injuring several people and overturning cars, according to fire department of the southern municipality.
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Both the ruling Kuomintang (KMT) and the opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) announced Friday that their election campaigns were suspended indefinitely after gas explosions in Kaohsiung claimed the lives of 24 people and injured more than 270 others.
Thursday, July 31, 2014
A man in Bali district of New Taipei City yesterday killed his son in an alleged accident which transpired following a reported quarrel over the progression of a popular Japanese video game.
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Twelve underprivileged students from Chiayi City's Bei-Yuan Junior High School (北園國中) accomplished their dreams by cycling around Taiwan this summer.
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Taiwan -- Independent candidate quits Chiayi mayoral election
A former member of the Kuomintang (KMT) announced Tuesday that she will drop out of the mayoral race in Chiayi (嘉義) City this November, increasing the chances for the ruling party to keep its only foothold in southern Taiwan.
The meeting of Parasite Museum and Cross-Straits Conference in Parasitology Teaching will take place at National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) Medical School lecture hall 3 from July 30 to Aug. 1, according to a press release of the NCKU.
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
The Taiwan High Court, Taichung Branch Court (台中高分院) yesterday sentenced a man to one year and seven months over charges of sexual assault over a disputed bet he made with a woman last year.
Taiwan -- Taichung launches Bus Rapid Transit system
The Taichung City Government on Sunday launched the Bus Rapid Transit of Taichung (BRT) system, partially opening 11 out of the 21 proposed stations on the BRT Blue Line and letting passengers ride for free.
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