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Crashed tour bus was carrying five plastic bottles of gas: investigators
Investigators said late Sunday that five PET bottles filled with gasoline may have exacerbated a bus fire that claimed the lives of all 26 passengers on board last Tuesday.
 
Three fishing vessels from Taiwan arrived in the vicinity of R.O.C.-administered Taiping Island (太平島) Monday, seeking to resupply their ships.
 
Ill-gotten party assets bill passes in LY
The ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) used its majority to press forward with a party assets bill aimed at the Kuomintang (KMT) on Monday, as it passed a third reading in the Legislature.
 
The Kuomintang (KMT) Monday urged the Education Ministry to replace the Curriculum Review Committee's convener Chuang Kuo-jung (莊國榮), saying that he was unfit for the position.
 
A Taiwanese scholar said Monday that the price of fuel, water, and electricity in Taiwan's industrial sector is too low because of government subsidies and he suggested either a removal of the subsidies or a regular price increase, which he said would spur greater efficiency.
 
With frequent accidental deaths or injuries due to drunk-driving, how to prevent drunk-driving has been a topic of concern by various sectors, while the government has actively cracked down on the illegal behavior.
 
Set for the quarter-finals
Members of the Chinese Taipei Women's Volleyball Team happily pose after beating their Philippine counterpart in the 2016 Asian Women's U19 Volleyball Championship on Monday, July 25. The Chinese Taipei team will first encounter mainland China's team in the quarter-finals.
 
Long-distance runner Hsu Yu-fang was banned from participating in the Rio Olympics due to her failure to pass a doping test, a Chinese Taipei Olympic Committee (CTOC) official said on Monday.
 
The government will provide the best possible assistance to the families of the 26 victims in the July 19 tour bus fire, whether it be the investigation into the accident or compensation claims, Transportation Minister Ho Chen Tan said Monday.
 
Fishermen's access to Taiping to be restricted
A group of fishermen who are scheduled to arrive on the Taiwan-controlled Taiping Island (太平島) to assert their country's South China Sea claims on Monday may not be allowed to step onto the island unless they need emergency relief, a Cabinet spokesman said on Sunday.
 
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