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Since late December, avian influenza has been discovered at four chicken farms in Yunlin County, Central Taiwan, the county government said on Tuesday.
 
Student docents debut uniforms for Lantern Festival
The Yunlin County government on Monday unveiled the uniforms that will be provided for receptionists for the 2017 Taiwan Lantern Festival and showed off the results of its training for workers responsible for foreign language docent services during the festival.
 
Activists call for 'black coal' ban
Environmental protection activists in Yunlin County engage in a standoff with police on Friday afternoon, Dec. 9.
 
A magnitude 5.2 earthquake occurred off the eastern Taiwan county of Yilan at 12:09 p.m. Friday, according to the Central Weather Bureau. There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage.
 
Prostitution ring busted
Four foreign suspects detained after allegedly engaging in prostitution are seen in photo taken in Yunlin on Tuesday, Dec. 6. Yunlin District Prosecutors Office said Tuesday that they have uncovered a prostitution ring and are scheduled to charge ring members for human trafficking. The four foreign nationals are set to be deported, prosecutors said.
 
Canyon tragedy
The "Wan Lian" (萬年,"ten thousand years") Canyon in Yunlin's Gukeng Township is seen in this undated file photo. Police said on Tuesday, Dec. 6 that a man and his wife from Miaoli were found dead in waters at the canyon. Authorities are still investigating the exact cause of death.
 
Mountains of garbage
A mountain of garbage collects at a bus station in Douliou City, Yunlin, Tuesday, Nov. 29.
 
Mediation terminated
Protesters meet press outside a settlement negotiation between the Yunlin County government and Formosa Plastics Group on Tuesday, Nov. 22.
 
Troubled waters
Fishing boats circle a vessel carrying engineers from the Taipei Power Company (Taipower) on a mission to lay 161kv high-voltage cables in waters off Yunlin County on Thursday, Nov. 10. The fishing boats were protesting after Taipower rejected a request from the Yunlin County's Kouhu Township government to put the project on hold.
 
The Yunlin County government has rejected an offer by the Formosa Petrochemical Corp.'s (FPC's) No. 6 Naphtha Cracker Complex to sponsor the Taiwan Lantern Festival in the county next year, Yunlin Magistrate Lee Chin-yung said Wednesday.
 
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