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This photo shows a car overwhelmed by strong waves splashing over a dike at a harbor in Kinmen, Friday, Oct. 21. Officials at the weather station in the outlying island county reported rough seas partly due to the impact from a typhoon approaching southern China.
Taiwan Power Co. (Taipower, 台電) said that it is mulling the idea of building a facility for interim storage for nuclear waste, and said the possibility of building an undersea site to store such waste permanently cannot be ruled out.
The Legislature has passed amendments to the Railway Act Friday that raise the maximum fine for ticket scalpers to 30 times the price of each original ticket resold.
Cosmetic animal testing banned
A file photo of a rabbit, among the critters now spared from cosmetic testing. Lawmakers on Friday passed a bill prohibiting Taiwan's cosmetics industry from testing ingredients or finished products on animals.
Preparation is the key to success
Police participate in an exercise in New Taipei, Friday, Oct. 21. In the drill scenario, a shuttle bus was seized by gangsters on the way back to the athletes' village during the 2016 Summer Universiade in Taipei.
The Ministry of Labor (MOL) said Friday it will soon revise several regulations to complement an amendment passed earlier in the day that scrapped the maximum stay requirement for migrant workers.
The new government showed its commitment to supporting Hakka culture by scaling up the activity agenda of the "2016 Overseas Hakka Community Leader Conference" that opened earlier this week.
Lawmakers ax mandatory exits for migrant workers
Some cheered while others appeared bitterly disappointed outside the Legislative Yuan on Friday after lawmakers inside passed a bill freeing migrant workers from having to exit the country every three years.
A meeting between four former Kuomintang (KMT) chairs and Chairwoman Hung Hsiu-chu on Thursday concluded with the ex-leaders pledging to help the party weather its current financial crisis.
Ma to appear in court over leak allegations
Ex-President Ma Ying-jeou has been summoned to testify in court on Nov. 8 over his involvement in a classified information leak in a 2013 wiretapping scandal, according to a Taipei District Court statement released Thursday.
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