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October, 22, 2016

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Lawmakers pass bill: no more visa runs for migrant workers
Some cheered while others appeared bitterly disappointed outside the Legislative Yuan on Friday after lawmakers inside passed a bill freeing migrant workers from having to exit the country every three years.
The Presidential Office on Friday gave the green light for former President Ma Ying-jeou to visit Malaysia and the U.S. in November.
Rare Chinese stamps displayed at PHILATAIPEI
Two sets of Chinese stamps said to be among the rarest and most expensive in the Chinese world are being displayed at the 2016 World Stamp Championship Exhibition (PHILATAIPEI), which opened in Taipei on Friday.
Officials hit supermarket aisles in price probe
With the aim of curbing rising fruit and vegetable prices, officials from the Executive Yuan paid visits to multiple supermarkets and traditional markets on Friday to check on food prices.
Vice President Chen Chien-jen (陳建仁) called stamps the "business cards" of countries at the opening of the 2016 World Stamp Championship Exhibition in Taipei on Friday, saying stamps allow countries to showcase their soft power in a colorful way.
Car wash
This photo shows a car overwhelmed by strong waves splashing over a dike at a harbor in Kinmen, Friday, Oct. 21. Officials at the weather station in the outlying island county reported rough seas partly due to the impact from a typhoon approaching southern China.
Taiwan Power Co. (Taipower, 台電) said that it is mulling the idea of building a facility for interim storage for nuclear waste, and said the possibility of building an undersea site to store such waste permanently cannot be ruled out.
The Legislature has passed amendments to the Railway Act Friday that raise the maximum fine for ticket scalpers to 30 times the price of each original ticket resold.
Cosmetic animal testing banned
A file photo of a rabbit, among the critters now spared from cosmetic testing. Lawmakers on Friday passed a bill prohibiting Taiwan's cosmetics industry from testing ingredients or finished products on animals.
Preparation is the key to success
Police participate in an exercise in New Taipei, Friday, Oct. 21. In the drill scenario, a shuttle bus was seized by gangsters on the way back to the athletes' village during the 2016 Summer Universiade in Taipei.
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