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A humanoid robot developed by Japanese tech company Softbank will soon become the first of its kind to work in the public sector in Taiwan when it joins the Pingtung County government's workforce later this year.
 
Bank erosion
A road on the bank of a creek in Linluo Township (麟洛鄉), Pingtung County, caves in on Tuesday, July 12, in this photo captured from Facebook.
 
Residents of several villages in the southern Pingtung County were evacuated Sunday due to a threat of mudslides as torrential rain continued to fall there, county officials said.
 
Baby, mother survive ambulance accident
Emergency response teams pull a pregnant woman from an ambulance Thursday, June 30 in Pingtung. The ambulance was en route to the hospital with the pregnant woman in tow when it became involved in a road accident with two passenger vehicles. The woman suffered scratches and a cesarean section was preformed immediately when she arrived at the hospital.
 
A woman in the southern city of Pingtung became the first reported indigenous dengue fever case in Taiwan this summer when she was confirmed to have the disease.
 
The Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA) is mulling the idea of turning Hengchun Airport in Pingtung County, Southern Taiwan, over to the military after it has not seen a single passenger for more than 20 months.
 
The skipper of a fishing boat from Pingtung County, which returned recently from waters close to the Japanese-held atoll of Okinotori in the Pacific Ocean, expressed hope Wednesday that the government will protect Taiwanese fishing boats' rights to fish on the high seas.
 
The Pingtung County government's achievements in developing solar energy by using floating solar panels have received praise from a U.S. official who made a visit to Taiwan's southernmost county Tuesday.
 
A variety of firearms, including shotguns, and over 100 bullets and shells, have been seized in a raid in Pingtung County, local police said Wednesday.
 
More than 3,000 chickens at a chicken farm in Pingtung County have been culled after they were confirmed to have been infected with the highly pathogenic H5N2 avian influenza, the Council of Agriculture (COA) said.
 
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