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A TransAsia Airways flight was forced to return to Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport shortly after takeoff Monday evening after its ground staff received a report that there was a bomb on the plane.
 
Toy soldier
Miniatures are on display at the Defense Ministry's weekly press conference Tuesday alongside other souvenirs designed for release this year.
 
A commission will be established under the Executive Yuan to handle the Kuomintang's (KMT) "ill-gotten" assets, according to a new law passed by the Legislature on Monday.
 
The Taiwan High Court turned down Tuesday a request by Gary Wang (王令麟), a son of fugitive tycoon Wang You-theng (王又增) who died in California in late May, to lift a ban preventing him from traveling abroad to attend his father's funeral.
 
A tropical low pressure system detected in the South China Sea was upgraded to Tropical Storm Mirinae at 2 p.m. Tuesday, but is not expected to affect Taiwan, meteorologists said that day.
 
Prosecutors on Tuesday indicted an official at the Aviation Police Bureau on corruption charges after he was allegedly seduced by a woman and received kickbacks to purchase substandard X-ray analyzers from a Chinese company.
 
Fishermen from three vessels were allowed onto Taiping Island's (太平島) pier late Monday night to restock supplies and receive medical attention, but they were prevented from setting foot on the island.
 
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.
 
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