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New grads testing the waters
National Taiwan Ocean University graduates are ready to set off on a 10-kilometer graduation voyage on sailboats or canoes off the shore of Keelung on Friday, June 17.
 
Prostitution ring busted
A migrant worker covers her face as she sits on a bed while officers from the National Immigration Agency (NIA) conduct an investigation following a crackdown on an alleged prostitution ring
 
Taipei Zoo felt compelled on Friday to urge the public not to throw things to or at animals after a Formosan macaque made a "payment" to a keeper during feeding time.
 
Taipei's outgoing transport chief has some advice for the MOTC
The Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC) has welcomed policy suggestions made Friday by Taipei City Department of Transportation (DOT) Commissioner Chung Hui-yu (鍾慧諭) during her last day on the job.
 
High-tech security
A woman holds a smartphone running a Microsoft school security system at Lishan Primary School in Taipei, Thursday, June 16. The system uses low-frequency high-speed and wireless long-distance enabled dynamic spectrum access (DSA) technology to install a comprehensive surveillance network in the school. Any pupil spotting a suspicious person can press emergency buttons installed across the school's premises. Thanks to the DSA technology, the surveillance cameras nearby can immediately send a live video feed to the school's central security room.
 
Taipei transport chief Chung resigns
Taipei City Department of Transportation (DOT, 交通局) Commissioner Chung Hui-yu (鍾慧諭) tendered her resignation Wednesday, a move which the municipal government has approved and is set to take effect Friday.
 
A Taipei City councilor Tuesday accused Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) of attempting to plug a municipal government media leak by employing lie detector tests, calling the move a return to the "White Terror" era. The term is used to describe Taiwan's one party rule during the Cold War in which political opposition was put down, often using violent, extrajudicial means.
 
Standing in uniform
People gather in the rain outside the Taiwan Civil Government (台灣民政府) headquarters in Banqiao District, New Taipei City, Tuesday, June 14.
 
Drug-related crime
A man surnamed Chen is rescued by the police after being attacked and forced to sign a promissory note for getting involved in a NT$90,000 dispute involving the purchase of illegal drugs.
 
Friendly check
A foreign worker accepts a health check-up at Taipei Main Station on Sunday, June 12.
 
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