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A domestic helper sparked a controversy Wednesday when she livestreamed a video on Facebook of her 98-year-old employer using the bathroom at her home in Pingtung.
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Taipei Zoo giraffe dies during shipping process
A seven-year-old giraffe has died while being shipped to Leofoo Village Zoo in order to participate in a breeding program Wednesday, with zoo authorities citing a myriad of reasons as causes of its death.
 
Election cycle
Former President Ma Ying-jeou smiles cheerfully while biking on a trail in Eastern Taiwan, Wednesday, Aug. 10. Ma, a sports enthusiast, began his bike tour from Hualien's Shoufeng Township, riding along County Road No. 193.
 
The 2017 New Year's fireworks display at the Taipei 101 skyscraper will be partially replaced by a light show, the first time that lighting will be added to the annual extravaganza, Taipei 101 spokesman Michael Liu announced Wednesday.
 
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.
 
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