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Tuesday, October 27, 2015
A man armed with a fake gun attempted to rob a bank yesterday in downtown Taipei before fleeing from the scene by taxi and remains at large.
Man attempts bank robbery with fake gun, remains at large: police
Monday, October 26, 2015
A Taiwanese woman working as a private tutor in Yilan County was swindled out of a large sum of money over the past few months by a Facebook friend claiming to be a U.S. national, the Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB) said Sunday, releasing a fraud warning for virtual communities.
Sunday, October 25, 2015
Mass wedding hosts 1st same-sex couples
Eight same-sex couples became the center of attention at Taipei City's mass wedding on Saturday, walking down the aisle to cheers and applause at an event that has officially been opened to gay couples for the first time since it started in 1973.
3,500 ducks slaughtered due to bird flu outbreak
Some 3,500 ducks on a farm in Pingtung County's Gaoshu (高樹) township were culled Saturday after a highly pathogenic strain of the avian influenza virus was detected on the farm, the Bureau of Animal and Plant Health Inspection and Quarantine said.
The 2015 Kaohsiung Food Show will kick off its tasty festivities on Nov. 5 to 8 at the Kaohsiung Exhibition Center with a cooking competition today.
Saturday, October 24, 2015
I won't clamp down on home prices: Ko
Taipei City Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) said yesterday that he will not "clamp down on home prices" (打房), a comment that appears to contradict his earlier policy direction.
The Supreme Court yesterday gave the final verdict on rich socialite Justin Lee (李宗瑞), who was sentenced to 22 years and 10 months in prison for doping and raping multiple women.
The Taipei Water Department has created a Web page on its official website that enables city residents to check if their houses are being served drinking water through pipes made of lead installed decades ago.
The Taipei City Government will convene a meeting Monday to discuss the timetable for replacing water pipes made of lead installed decades ago amid health concerns, the chief of the Taipei Water Department (台北自來水事業處) said Friday.
Taipei's Department of Economic Development wants to help the gaming community in Taiwan get public resources to promote e-sports by having e-sports included among the sports officially recognized by the central government.
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