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'False and ludicrous'
Former New Taipei City Councilor Lee Wan-yu (李婉鈺), right, speaks to reporters at the Taipei District Court on Thursday, June 2. Accompanied by her aunt, left, Lee went to the district court to file a lawsuit against Next Magazine Thursday afternoon.
 
Fu Jen students on hunger strike over curfew
Fu Jen Catholic University (FJU, 輔大) students have launched a hunger strike to protest the school's girls-only dorm curfew, with the first protester having gone without food for more than 50 hours as of Wednesday afternoon.
 
A cluster outbreak of tuberculosis (TB) infection is confirmed to have taken place in National Taiwan Normal University (NTNU), with eight people showing symptoms, the Taipei City Department of Health said Wednesday.
 
Egg-cellent summer weather
A man films an egg frying on the pavement in Dawu Township, Taitung, on Wednesday, June 1. Temperatures in Taitung County's Dawu Township soared to 38.3 degrees Celsius Wednesday noon, the highest recorded in Taitung so far this year, the Central Weather Bureau said. The high, recorded at 12:09 p.m., was attributed to a Foehn wind by the bureau. Foehn winds are warm and dry gusts that descend from the sheltered side of mountains into valleys.
 
A Taiwanese man was caught at the airport in the southern city of Kaohsiung Tuesday for alleged drug trafficking when 4.3 kilograms of narcotics were found in his checked-in luggage as he was preparing to fly to Australia, airport police said Wednesday.
 
Fu Jen students go on hunger strike against sexist curfew
Fu Jen Catholic University students have launched a hunger strike to protest the school's girls-only dorm curfew, with the first protester having gone without food for more than 50 hours as of Wednesday afternoon.
 
Despite bus operators' protest, Taichung City Government yesterday reiterated its stance that 10 kilometers of free bus service will stay available to its citizens.
 
Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je said Tuesday he is determined to host a successful 2017 Summer Universiade and that if he fails, he will assume political responsibility.
 
Dashboard cameras on public buses could be used to identify drivers of illegally parked cars at bus stops, the Taipei City Public Transportation Office (TCPT, 台北市公共運輸處) announced Monday. The initiative is slated to begin in June, reported the Central News Agency.
 
Ko comes in last among 6 mayors in survey
Ko Wen-je's (柯文哲) popularity remained in the doldrums Monday, with the Taipei mayor placing last in a poll ranking Taiwan's six municipal leaders by approval rating.
 
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