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A southbound Chu-kuang Express train yesterday nicked an excavator while passing through a railroad crossing in Tainan's Liuying District (柳營區), causing no casualties but delaying 16 trains, the Taipei Railway Administration (TRA) said.
 
A suspected outbreak of bovine ephemeral fever has struck cattle farms in Tainan, animal health officials said yesterday, with 246 suspected cases, or about 1 percent of the area's cattle population, reported over the past week.
 
National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) professor Chong-Ming Huang has developed a mobile application that guides tourists when they explore historical sites around Taiwan, according to the university's press release.
 
The 2014 Tainan Arts Festival will kick off April 5 in the southern city, featuring a diverse lineup of performances by arts groups from Taiwan and abroad.
 
The Tainan Old-Town Marathon is set for its eighth installment on March 16. Known as one of the most significant events in the south of Taiwan, the marathon serves as a sports and tourism event, attracting runners worldwide to journey to the area annually, with NT$100,000 up for grabs for the winners.
 
A head-on collision in the eastern county of Taitung Saturday left a flatbed truck driver dead and injured 16 passengers on a tour bus, including 14 Chinese tourists, local police said.
 
The Water Resources Agency (WRA, 水利署) announced yesterday that a yellow alert may be issued for the Tainan area as soon as Mar. 20, requiring residents to ration their water usage amid a lack of rainfall.
 
Reports indicate that doctors recently removed a fishing hook and a 13-centimeter-long piece of nylon line from a woman's esophagus in Tainan City in Southern Taiwan.
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Nearly 20 pro-unification organizations demanded yesterday that the Tainan City Government repair the bronze statue of Sun Yat-sen that was pulled down recently.
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Tainan Mayor William Lai (賴清德), a member of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), yesterday urged people to remain calm over a recent incident in which members of the Alliance of Referendum for Taiwan toppled a statue of the Republic of China's founding father Sun Yat-sen (孫逸仙) in Tainan (台南).
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