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120,000 chickens to be culled over H5N2
A large chicken farm in Pingtung County (屏東縣) has experienced a serious outbreak of H5N2 bird-flu, infecting 120,000 chickens, with the Council of Agriculture (農委會) saying that it received a report about the bird-flu outbreak on Wednesday that led it to immediately start taking samples.
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A Rukai village in Wutai Township, Pintung County recently held a ceremony to celebrate a same-sex couple 'adopting' a child.
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The Pingtung District Prosecutors Office have filed charges to invalidate the election victories of 22 newly elected local government officials on suspicions that they had committed electoral fraud.
 
Two officials of the ruling Kuomintang's (KMT) Pingtung County chapter were taken into custody Tuesday over alleged involvement in an election smear campaign aimed at Pan Men-an, the Pingtung magistrate candidate of the opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP).
 
Pingtung school pays tribute to Japanese 'Yuki Obachan'
Jhutian Elementary School in Pingtung County held a memorial ceremony Monday for a deceased Japanese woman in recognition of her love and support for the southern Taiwanese school over the past 33 years.
 
The Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA, 民航局) on Monday took issue with media accusations that its air traffic controllers failed to provide real-time weather information to a TransAsia (復興航空) plane, leading to a crash that left 48 people dead.
 
Taiwan's ninth national park formally opened Saturday on some of the lesser known islands of Penghu (澎湖), promising to bring unspoiled landscapes and the tranquility of a more bucolic lifestyle within close reach of residents of Taiwan's main, largely urbanized island.
 
Investigation starts as possibly hijacked fishing boat returned to Taiwan
Employees of a local fishing operator brought a locally registered boat back to Taiwan Thursday after a suspected hijacking at sea by its Indonesian crew members left the Taiwanese skipper missing.
 
A beluga whale at the National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium in the southern county of Pingtung died Wednesday of sepsis, according to museum authorities.
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Pingtung County leadership apologizes over recycled oil
Pingtung County Magistrate Tsao Chi-hung (曹啟鴻) apologized yesterday over an ongoing food safety scare that originated in part with an unlicensed factory in his county.
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