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Beginning Aug. 15, Taipei residents can dispose of their suitcases, helmets, umbrellas and trophies simply by handing them over to garbage truck workers, who will collect them for recycling and reuse.
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100 sick cats found abandoned in Hsinchu County farmhouse
A man, surnamed Huang and who goes by "Cat Grandpa," is suspected of abandoning around 100 "poor quality" cats at a farmhouse in Xinfeng Township, Hsinchu County, northern Taiwan, officials with the Hsinchu County Animal Disease Control Center said on Monday.
 
Wanted woman arrested by the police while playing 'Pokemon Go'
A woman wanted by police was picked up Sunday in Miaoli County after she was stopped on her scooter by traffic patrol officers while she was playing the virtual reality game Pokemon Go, one day after its launch in Taiwan, police said.
 
'Pokemon Go' available to local gamers
"Pokemon Go," a hit mobile game worldwide, became available in Taiwan starting Saturday, to the excitement of Taiwanese game players who had long awaited the global phenomena, complaining they could not join their foreign counterparts to catch "monsters."
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Pole position
People in Hengchu Township of the southern county of Pingtung participate in the annual pole-climbing competition that symbolizes "Grappling with the Ghosts" during the Ghost Month, the seventh lunar month that began on Aug. 3 this year.
 
It's that time of year again
In this Saturday, Aug. 6 photo provided by the Chiayi City Government, a woman dressed as a convict in chains looks out at the audience as she is carried on a float in a parade during Ghost Month, Chiayi City.
 
For senior citizens only
Senior residents play a game at a sporting center converted from a now-defunct agricultural products packaging plant in Beitou District, Taipei City. This is the first sporting center built exclusively use by senior citizens in Taipei. The local government said it planned to set up another six centers of its kind in other districts.
 
More than 1,000 pets die of heat as result of airport negligence
Over 1,000 pets misplaced in cargo containers at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport died of heatstroke after ground staff left them under the scorching sun for too long, Taoyuan City Government officials said Friday.
 
'Fresh off the Boat' to shoot in Taipei
Cast members of the U.S. television comedy "Fresh off the Boat" sent a message to fans as it continued to scout for locations in Taipei.
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Organizers are expecting a record high of over 160,000 visitors to this year's Taiwan Culinary Exhibition (TCE, 台灣美食展), which kicked off Friday in Taipei's World Trade Center Hall 1.
 
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