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June, 28, 2016

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A 43-year-old woman was injured by a drone that fell from the sky on Friday at Nantou County's Sun Moon Lake. Further investigations were still being conducted by local police as of press time.
 
A magnitude-4.8 earthquake rattled Nantou County in central Taiwan Sunday morning, the latest in a series of temblors that have been occurring in different parts of the country since late last month, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB).
 
A new interchange on National Freeway No. 3 opened to traffic in Nantou County in central Taiwan on Monday after two years of construction.
 
Due to declining enrollment, several elementary schools in remote areas of Nantou County have either merged or closed, leaving a number of idle facilities that are attracting the attention of private groups and enterprises.
 
Zi Nan Temple in Zhushan Township, Nantou County, is the foremost choice for people who wish to pray during the Lunar New Year for wealth and good fortune, according to an online poll conducted by the local Web portal Yam.
 
Nantou County's Puli Township suspended garbage collection services for a local high school in retaliation against the school's rejection of a proposal to create tourist coach parking spaces on school property, local media reported recently.
 
The annual plum blossom season in the Xinyi township of Nantou County opened Sunday, with people invited to join a series of celebratory activities.
 
More than 3,000 people from Taiwan and other countries attended the 2015 Taiwan Cycling Festival at Sun Moon Lake Sunday to take part in cycling challenges and enjoy a carnival filled with music, dance and circus performances.
 
Damage to the Alishan forest railway caused by Typhoon Dujuan in late September has ruined plans by the Taiwan Railway Administration (TRA) to reopen the full length of the 71.4-kilometer mountain railway on Dec. 25, so tourists travelling on the railway can only reach the Fenchihu relay station.
 
Several foreign diplomats posted in Taiwan took part in this year's Sun Moon Lake Swimming Carnival and turned in good performances at the popular tourist destination in the central county of Nantou late last month.
 
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