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The daughter of a Taiwanese fisherman who was killed by members of the Philippine coast guard in overlapping exclusive economic zones (EEZs) last year yesterday announced a bid to run for public office.
 
More than 10,000 runners have registered for the 2014 Heroes Marathon Challenge at Dapeng Bay, a new event that will debut August 2 in Taiwan's southernmost county of Pingtung.
 
The captain of a Pingtung-registered fishing raft was rescued yesterday after drifting at sea for four days during which he survived on raw fish and a small amount of water.
 
The American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) Kaohsiung Branch Office, in conjunction with the National Pingtung Institute of Commerce (NPIC), announced that the 6th Annual Taiwan-U.S. Commercial Forum is scheduled to take place on Friday, May 2 at 1:00 p.m. at the 85 Sky Tower Hotel in Kaohsiung City.
 
Three generations of a family, surnamed Hu, were charged with sexually assaulting an Indonesian caregiver 81 times in one year, the Supreme Court said yesterday, adding that two have been convicted while the other is still being tried.
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In an effort to promote watersports and the coinciding Blackfin Tuna Festival, the Dapeng Bay Tourist Center (大鵬灣國家風景區管理處) announced that a series of competitions and activities will commence in the three weekend holidays beginning on April 26.
 
Thirty people were fined during the April 3-6 Kenting Music Festival for violating a new outdoor smoking ban, Pingtung County's Public Health Bureau said Monday.
 
Police in Pingtung County raided hotels and guesthouses on suspicion of holding illegal drugs Friday night ahead of several high-profile music events in the southern county.
 
New urchin species found in Kenting
A species of sea urchin that had never been recorded before in Taiwan was recently seen in waters near Kenting on the southern coast of the island, the National Museum of Natural Science said Monday.
 
The Pingtung County Government yesterday announced that an industry development center is approaching completion.
 
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