Tuesday, July 7, 2015
Cancer was the top cause of death in Taipei last year for the 34th consecutive year, in line with the national trend, the city's health officials said Monday.
The ultraviolet (UV) index in northern Taiwan rose Monday to a high level of exposure, and was forecast to rise to a dangerous level later in the day, amid clear skies and high temperatures, according to the Environment Protection Administration (EPA, 環保署).
Monday, July 6, 2015
Taipei - A 20-year-old university student died Monday of burns sustained in a recent fiery blast at a water park in New Taipei, bringing the death toll from the fire to three, health officials said.
Tropical Storm Linfa (蓮花) turned slightly westbound yesterday evening, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB, 中央氣象局), and the sea warning originally scheduled to be issued last night was postponed.
State-run oil refiner CPC Corp, Taiwan (台灣中油) said yesterday that that it will lower both gasoline and diesel prices by NT$0.1 per liter starting today, extending a sliding trend to its third week.
Ruling Kuomintang (KMT) Chairman Eric Chu (朱立倫) during a war victory celebration Sunday called for people to face history and continue to seek for and hold on to peace between the two sides across the Taiwan Strait.
After the first 1,000 human-like robots named "Pepper," developed by Japanese telecom giant SoftBank Corp. and Taiwanese contract manufacturer Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., sold out within one minute on June 20, another 1,000 of a new version of the robot will be coming out July 31, according to SoftBank.1 Comment
With more than 200 dust explosion victims suffering burns to at least 40 percent of the body, Taiwan's medical sector has been unable to decide how to fairly distribute the limited cadaver skin the country has available among the patients.1 Comment
Foreign medical doctors cannot be directly involved in treating victims of the color powder blast of June 27, a senior health official said Sunday, citing Taiwan's law.