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Bird-flu affected farm
Inspectors in full protective gear examine a geese farm in Hualien in this photo provided by the eastern county's animal and plant quarantine department on Friday, July 8. The inspection was conducted in the wake of reports about geese deaths at the farm. Test results showed that the dead geese there were infected by H5 bird flu viruses, the department said.
 
Rescuers retrieve body
Rescue personnel from the National Airborne Service Corps unload the body of a man who fell to his death near the north peak of Qilai Mountain in Hualien on Wednesday, June 29.
 
Drug bust
Investigators bust an underground narcotics manufacturing site in Hualien, Thursday, June 23.
 
A fishing boat that docked in Hualien Port on Saturday was found to be carrying four shark fins, in violation of Taiwan's laws, Coast Guard officers said Sunday.
 
The new head of the Environmental Protection Administration (EPA, 環保署) Lee Ying-yuan (李應元), on Wednesday vowed to stop Asia Cement Corp. (亞泥), one of Taiwan's leading cement suppliers, from engaging in development projects in Taroko National Park upon the expiration of the company's mineral rights next year.
 
For the record
Members of the Taiwan Bulbul Club, a student club at National Dong Hwa University, hold a demonstration at the Hualien County Hall on Monday, May 16.
 
A township representative in Hualien has been found guilty of sexually assaulting a foreign caregiver employed by his neighbor and sentenced to seven years and 10 months in jail, a court said Wednesday.
 
30 trapped in creek flash flood in Hualien rescued
Thirty people who were trapped in an upstream area of the Wangli creek in Wangrong Township, Hualien County, were brought to safety Sunday after a seven-hour joint relief operation involving Red Cross rescuers and fire fighters.
 
Hualien County has been rated as the happiest place to live in Taiwan, followed by Taitung County and the offshore Penghu County, according to a survey of the 2015 national happiness index.
 
Two teenagers admit to 'prank' of putting cement blocks on railway
Two junior high school students came forward Wednesday to admit that they put cement blocks on a railway line that could have derailed a train in eastern Taiwan.
 
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