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Joining 'Mazu frenzy' turned out to be fun, educational journey: foreign students
Foreign students who are learning Mandarin Chinese in Taiwan found the annual Dajia Mazu pilgrimage to be a special and helpful experience as they joined the ranks of hundreds of thousands of local pilgrims earlier this month.
 
Tainan City Council Speaker Lee Chuan-chiao (李全教) was sentenced to four years in prison by the Tainan District Court after being found guilty of buying votes in the council's speakership election held in late December 2014, and was also deprived of his civil rights for five years, ..............
 
A former deputy Taoyuan county magistrate who served before the county was upgraded to a special municipality, was sentenced to seven years in prison by the Supreme Court Thursday for taking bribes from a land developer in an affordable housing construction project.
 
National Taiwan University (NTU) has received a donation of US$2 million from Kim Shin, a son of Kim Koo, one of the most important political figures in Korea's modern history.
 
The Water Resources Agency (WRA) and the Taichung government will jointly hold a fun fair in the central city to promote water conservation on Earth Day on April 23.
 
The High Court has declared invalid Chang Chin-ting's (張晉婷) election for New Taipei City Council on charges of vote buying. It has been decided that the runner-up Chen Ming-yi (陳明義) will take her seat in council.
 
A pair of earthquakes occurred in Central and Southern Taiwan early Tuesday with a magnitude of 3.9 and 4.3 respectively, according to the Central Weather Bureau. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.
 
People in Nothern Taiwan stayed off the road and inside buildings when the annual Wan An Exercise kicked off in Northern Taiwan at 1:30 p.m. Monday.
 
Taipei City Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) gave the green-light to take down overpasses and underpasses in the city by the end of 2017, citing low usage rate and inaccessibility for those who are physically challenged, reported the Central News Agency (CNA) on Sunday.
 
The Kaohsiung Harbor Police Department said Sunday it has arrested five Indonesian migrant workers on a foreign fishing boat docked at a wharf in Cijin, on suspicion of links to the death of a Philippines fishery worker.
 
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