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Thursday, July 31, 2014
The R.O.C. Air Force yesterday refuted a local media report that alleged the Air Force could be responsible for a civilian airplane crash last week on the offshore island of Penghu.
Taiwan -- Premier heads to court over March 23 eviction
Premier Jiang Yi-huah (江宜樺) yesterday appeared at the Taipei District Court as a defendant against attempted murder charges filed by activists involved in the March 23 attempt to occupy the Executive Yuan.
Kuomintang (KMT) Legislator Lin Hung-chih (林鴻池) yesterday tendered his resignation as chief executive of the ruling party's Central Policy Committee, taking responsibility for his failure as KMT caucus whip to get 11 Control Yuan nominees approved at the Legislature.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) yesterday refuted rumors claiming that the authorities of the annual RoboCup had intentionally “stripped” the Taiwanese team of its gold medal.
Taiwan -- Taiwan excels at taekwondo championships
The Chinese Taipei youth taekwondo team was received by a cheering crowd at the airport after returning home with two gold and two bronze medals at the first ever Cadet Taekwondo Championship.
Taiwanese planning on visiting West Africa should be aware of the outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone that has killed nearly 700 people since March, Taiwan's Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said Wednesday.
The Taipei District Prosecutors Office (TDPO) yesterday said that prosecutors and the Taipei Prison will evaluate former Yuanta Financial Holding Co. (元大金控) Chairman Rudy Ma's mental and physical condition and then to decide whether or not to carry out Ma's seven years and four months prison term.
Local media yesterday reported that Taipei City Councilwoman Hsu Shu-hua (許淑華) questioned user's information safety of the popular YouBike system on July 29, stating that YouBike's user agreement leaves a loophole that could lead to personal information of over 2 million YouBike members being leaked.
Future Committee Chairman of the Hakka Affairs Council (HAC) Liu Ching-Chung (劉慶中) indicated yesterday that in the future, he would not only put emphasis on teens and local cultural development but would also solidify ties between departments.
Taiwan could see occasional downpours in most parts of the island and heavy seas in coastal areas due to the effects of the outer rim of Tropical Storm Nakri, the Central Weather Bureau said Wednesday.
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