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Monday, August 24, 2015
Goni alert lifted, gov't urges water storage
The Central Weather Bureau (CWB) lifted the sea warnings yesterday as Typhoon Goni headed farther away from Taiwan, yet the Taipei Water Department cautioned citizens to store water as a precaution.
President Ma Ying-jeou said Sunday that Taiwan needs diesel-electric submarines rather than nuclear-powered ones and has decided to build the type of craft it requires.
Taiwanese sisters Chan Yung-jan (詹詠然) and Chan Hao-ching (詹皓晴) beat the world No. 1 pair Martina Hingis of Switzerland and Sania Mirza of India 6-4, 0-6, 10-6 on Saturday to advance to the women's doubles final of the WTA Premier tournament in Cincinnati.
Sisters advance to doubles final at Cincinnati Masters
President Ma Ying-jeou said Sunday that his government's policy is to retain the death penalty but use it cautiously, as it has been doing in recent years.
Taiwan defeated Puerto Rico 6-0 in the 2015 Junior League Baseball World Series in Michigan on Saturday, finishing at the top of the international group and advancing to the final, which will be held Sunday.
Taiwanese golfer Candie Kung scored a 1-under par 71 to tie for the third-round lead, with Lydia Ko, in the Canadian Pacific Women's Open in Vancouver, Canada, on Saturday.
Sunday, August 23, 2015
Goni veers away but brings heavy rainfall
Typhoon Goni veered east yesterday, away from Taiwan and the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) said that it would most likely not be issuing a land warning.
Taiwan's Army on Saturday denied local media reports that Israel is interested in recruiting a Taiwanese Army pilot who was disciplined after he breached military security by giving civilians access to Taiwan's AH-64E Apache attack helicopters earlier this year.
A man allegedly strangled his ex-wife after a quarrel in Chiayi yesterday, while a Tainan university professor suffered serious injuries in an acid attack allegedly carried out by his wife who refused to divorce him, according to police.
Local airlines said Saturday that some of their flights had been disrupted due to Typhoon Goni, and more cancellations and delays could be expected Sunday.
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