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No one was injured when an emergency evacuation slide on a TransAsia Airways Airbus A320 passenger plane parked at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport suddenly popped open Friday.
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The U.S. State Department on Thursday expressed support for Taiwan's meaningful participation in the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), a U.N. specialized agency, as Taiwan seeks to take part in the ICAO meeting for a second time in recent years.
 
A gas station that will be built in Taoyuan by the American warehouse club Costco Wholesale Corp. is unlikely to have any significant effect on other fuel suppliers in the domestic market, two local companies said Friday.
 
Four absconded Vietnamese workers were arrested by police in Kaohsiung Friday, two of whom were found to be in illegal possession of weapons and drugs, according to local police.
 
Shore is a predicament
A mainland Chinese fishing vessel was found stranded in front of an oyster field near Kuningtou (古寧頭) village on the outlying island of Kinmen on Friday morning, but later sailed slowly to the Wutung water area of Xiamen on rising tides at around 3:00 p.m.
 
The U.S. dollar fell against the New Taiwan dollar Friday, gaining NT$0.070 to close at NT$31.330 after moving in a quiet session without fresh indication for traders, dealers said.
 
Taiwan ranks 32nd on a health-related index that assesses 188 countries and territories around the world, with Iceland topping the list, according to research recently published by medical journal The Lancet.
 
Officers at the Kaohsiung City government's Department of Health seal a batch of frozen seafood stored in a warehouse in the southern port city on Friday, Sept. 23.
 
The Taiwan Stock Exchange Co. (TWSE) announced yesterday that Coaster International Co., Ltd. will open for trading on Sept. 26.
 
A joint statement
Taiwanese rapper Wu Rui-er (胡睿兒), right, explains the circumstances of his marijuana use at a press conference, accompanied by Yang Lin (楊琳), also a member of rap group Under Lover, right, in Taipei on Friday, Sept. 23. Wu, released on bail on Thursday after he was arrested for marijuana use, vowed to never again use the drug.
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