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May, 28, 2016

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A female paratrooper suffered minor injuries in a failed jump attempt during a training session held in southern Kaohsiung city on Friday morning, the Taiwan military said.
 
The end of the road
A blocked industrial road is shown in this photo provided by the Miaoli County Fire Department on Friday, May 27. Stones littered the industrial road on the borders connecting Miaoli County's Taian Township (泰安鄉) and Taichung's Daan Tribe, though no injuries or casualties were reported.
 
Birds of a feather
Two white-breasted waterhens, one an adult and one a baby, take a walk near the nest they made at the Taipei City Zoo, Friday, May 27. Seven little birds were hatched at the zoo, which visitors admired. Visitors said looked like tiny, black, fuzzy pom-poms. White-breasted waterhens frequently make appearances at the zoo -- most only stay a short time, and often hide within bushes by the pond.
 
Possible penalties for council ketamine display
A Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Miaoli County councillor could face charges as she punctuated her interpellation with a bag of the class-3 narcotic ketamine, in an attempt to highlight drug abuse in the county on Thursday.
 
Youbike in Hsinchu began a test run Thursday, joining the nine other cities and counties in Taiwan that provide bike rental services to the public.
 
A Greater bridge
A view of the uncompleted Kinmen Bridge, which is expected to connect Greater Kinmen and Lesser Kinmen by July 2017. Lawmakers yesterday condemned the slow pace of construction work, which started in 2011 and so far is only 38 percent complete. The Legislature's Transportation Committee demanded that builders make improvements by this June 25 or lose their contract.
 
Chiayi City Deputy Mayor Hou Chong-wen (侯崇文) promoted online registration of food products at the Chia-Le-Fu Night Market (嘉樂福夜市) to raise awareness of food safety and sanitation, reported the Central News Agency on Thursday.
 
YouBikes come to Hsinchu
Hsinchu City launched its first YouBike stations on Thursday morning, with the first 30 minutes of each ride free of charge for the first three months.
 
The new head of the Environmental Protection Administration (EPA, 環保署) Lee Ying-yuan (李應元), on Wednesday vowed to stop Asia Cement Corp. (亞泥), one of Taiwan's leading cement suppliers, from engaging in development projects in Taroko National Park upon the expiration of the company's mineral rights next year.
 
Fire at Kaohsiung refinery alarms residents
Large flames shot out from the chimney of a CPC Corp. oil refinery in Kaohsiung Wednesday after an equipment malfunction, causing alarm but no injuries.
 
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