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Man shoots himself in head at Taipei Bus Station when approached by police
A man wanted by the police shot himself in the head when approached and questioned by police in Taipei Bus Station lobby on Saturday morning, according to police sources.
 > Taipei
 
Parting the Sea
The attractive "Moses Parting the Sea" scenic spot in the outlying island county of Penghu was packed with more than 2,000 visitors on Saturday, July 30, as people were eager to access the unusual water path on the weekend.
 
The driver of the bus that crashed June 19, killing all 26 passengers on board, had been convicted of rape and given a five-year sentence by a second instance court on June 24, prosecutors said Saturday, as they began to investigate the case as a possible suicide or homicide.
 
2 cyclists fatally hit in apparent drunk driving case in Hualien
Two cyclists were hit and killed on the Suhua Highway in Eastern Taiwan Saturday by a taxi that lost control at high speed, apparently because its driver was drunk, police said.
 > Hualien
 
Teens beat heat, strong currents to circle island
"We made it!" a group of eight Taiwanese teenagers shouted in joy as they reached a beach in the eastern county of Taitung Saturday to complete a round-the-island journey by canoe, a challenge which took them almost a month to overcome.
 
Everrich, foundation launch their joint Spectrum Project
Everrich Duty Free Shop (昇恆昌) and the Chiang Education Foundation have jointly launched the 2016 Everrich Spectrum Project to promote education for children in remote locations and in challenging circumstances.
 
Southern Taiwan croc star will 'seek career' in mainland China: keeper
A famous crocodile kept in a private zoo in Tainan City will stop giving performances due to tightening animal protection rules, its keeper said Saturday, adding that it will be sent to mainland China "for a new career."
 
HAC chiefs promote Hakka food for culinary exhibition
Hakka Affairs Council Minister Lee Yung-te (李永得) hosted a press conference on Friday, July 29, to promote Hakka food to be featured at the 2016 Taiwan Culinary Exhibition from Aug. 5-8 in Taipei.
 
Taipei turning landfill site into solar power plant to expand renewables
Taipei is building its first solar power plant using ground mounted solar panels at a venue that used to be a landfill site, according to the city government on Saturday.
 > Taipei
 
Around 300 aboriginals protested for transitional justice on Ketagalan Boulevard (凱達格蘭大道), Sunday, ahead of President Tsai Ing-wen's formal apology to the indigenous peoples scheduled for Aug. 1.
 
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