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Thursday, July 24, 2014
Taiwan -- Uprooted by typhoon, tree in Taitung gets star treatment
Of the hundreds of trees felled by Typhoon Matmo around Taiwan overnight, one drew special attention Wednesday, with local officials and one of Taiwan's major airlines immediately pledging not only to save it but to make it grow stronger.
The Ministry of National Defense (MND) said that it had dispatched over 1,100 servicemen to evacuate over 1,600 people across Taiwan from their residences.
A recently released Control Yuan report urges Taiwanese youths who plan to travel abroad on working holiday programs to take out proper medical insurance before they travel.
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Over 55 million tons of water have flowed into several reservoirs in Southern Taiwan due to Typhoon Matmo's influence over the past few days, the Southern Region Water Resources Office said yesterday.
A Next Magazine (壹週刊) report released yesterday suggested that Labor Minister Pan Shih-wei (潘世偉) may be involved in an extramarital affair with his assistant and close confidant.
Taiwan -- Tabloid suggests MOL chief caught in extramarital affair
National Basketball Association (NBA) superstar LeBron James will meet his fans in Kaohsiung at 3:30 p.m. today as part of his tour of Asia.
Taiwan will tee-off against the United States Thursday at the inaugural International Crown on the LPGA Tour, which will bring top golfers from eight countries to compete in Maryland.
The United Kingdom is hoping for a roundtable conference with Taiwan that would lead to closer bilateral financial cooperation, according to the head of Taiwan's National Development Council (NDC 國發會), who recently returned from a visit to the UK.
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Forty-seven people were feared dead and 11 injured after the TransAsia Airways (復興航空) flight they boarded crashed near Magong Airport in the outlying Penghu County late today, the transportation minister said.
Taiwan -- Nation braces for Typhoon Matmo
School and work are canceled today in all parts of the nation except Lienchiang County near mainland China due to Typhoon Matmo, which made its landfall this morning, the Executive Yuan announced yesterday.
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
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