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Newborn abandoned in Tainan alley
A newborn boy was found alive on Saturday after being left overnight in an alley near Fort Zeelandia in Tainan.
 
New year, old tradition
A "weiya," or year-end banquet, for homeless people in Greater Kaohsiung, Saturday, Jan. 21. The local government and social welfare organizations yesterday hosted a 60-table banquet, one of many held across Taiwan ahead of the Lunar New Year holiday.
 
An amazing drinking story
Firefighters rescue a drunk man stuck on a ninth-floor window ledge in Taoyuan on Thursday, Jan. 19. Reports say that, far from being suicidal, the man had gotten into the situation when drinking at a friend's home and wanting to get fresh air. Even after sobering up, the man said he could not recall how he had climbed outside.
 
New year, new wheels
Police officers on donated scooters put on a demonstration in Hsinchu City on Thursday, Jan. 18. Security around the country will be bolstered until Feb. 2 for the safety of road users during the Lunar New Year, during which both foot and vehicle traffic will see a sharp increase.
 
All aboard! Taipei's new sightseeing buses offer double the fun
A fleet of double-decker buses hit the roads of Taipei Wednesday, offering visitors to city a chance to take in open-topped guided tours in four different languages.
 
Needs loving home
A skinny horse of the ferghana horse breed, otherwise known as "sweat blood horse" in Chinese, is shown here after being auctioned off by the Administrative Enforcement Agency's Taoyuan branch on Tuesday, Jan. 17.
 
A good day for woodball
Contestants play woodball in Penghu's first Freshman Cup, Sunday, Jan. 15.
 
Kenyans sweep Kinmen race
Cecilia Wayua Michael takes the women's title in the 2017 Kinmen Marathon on Sunday, Jan. 15. Michael completed the women's race in 2:51:06, while George Mbugua Nguyen of Kenya completed the men's marathon in 2:20:46 to snatch the men's title. The winners of the men's and women's divisions each earned NT$200,000 (US$6,338) in prize money.
 
University presidents hold conference
The 2017 National Conference for College and University Presidents was held Thursday and Friday at Kaohsiung's National Chi Nan University.
 
Poll results released Friday revealed Tainan Mayor William Lai (賴清德) would have a strong chance of victory should he shift his aspirations north and run in New Taipei's 2018 mayoral race.
 
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