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Monday, August 18, 2014
Taichung City's Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system opened its Blue Line yesterday, allowing passengers to board at the line's 20 bus stops for free for one year.
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Taiwan -- Taitung students win 2 gold medals,  2 bronzes at int'l math competition
Four elementary students from Taitung County on the eastern coast of Taiwan won two gold and two bronze medals in the final competition of the World Mathematics Invitational (WMI) that concluded last week.
Sunday, August 17, 2014
The number of fatalities in Friday's gas explosion in New Taipei increased to two as a woman injured in the blast died early Saturday morning, according to a hospital in nearby Taipei City.
The Water Resources Agency (WRA) yesterday said that in three days it will repair the damaged floodway in Tainan to a degree that will allow water to run through it, noting that it has also asked a professional civil engineering association to investigate the cause of the collapse.
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Saturday, August 16, 2014
Taiwan -- Boy killed in Xindian gas explosion
A gas explosion occurred at a residential complex in Xindian District, New Taipei City yesterday, causing the death of a young boy and over 10 individuals to be hospitalized.
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Taiwan -- Kaohsiung mayor reserved on 'petrochemical zone'
Whether or not a specialized petrochemical zone should be set up in Kaohsiung is something that needs to be discussed with the citizens of Kaohsiung, the city's mayor, Chen Chu (陳菊), said yesterday.
Taipei Mayor Hau Lung-bin (郝龍斌) yesterday announced the abolishment of the 12-year compulsory education special exam in Taipei, but maintained the admission of feature high schools.
An American national, who has lived in Taiwan for 10 years, was found guilty on Friday of growing cannabis in his residence in Changhua County and sentenced to four years in jail.
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Thursday, August 14, 2014
About 500 travelers hoping to reach Magong (馬公) via a ferry route departing from Chiayi County's Port of Budai (布袋港) were stranded due to rough conditions at sea yesterday morning.
New Taipei police yesterday arrested a suspect for his alleged involvement in selling and planting marijuana in his home, according to the Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB, 刑事警察局).
Taiwan -- New Taipei man arrested after growing marijuana in his home
  
  
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