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Review of 'one flexible day off' draft on hold
A special committee meeting to review the controversial "one fixed day off, one flexible day off" (一例一休) bill was canceled Thursday morning after opposition lawmakers occupied the podium and the convener was a no-show.
 
Over their heads
Team Mighty Dragon (神龍小組) skydivers perform a parachute training drill at a camp held by the Army Airborne Training Center on Thursday, July 21. A total of 304 participants were enrolled in the parachute training camp, held by the R.O.C Armed Forces.
 
Seventy family members of victims and mainland Chinese officials arrived in Taiwan Thursday, after Tuesday's fatal bus fire killed all 26 people onboard.
 
An average monthly NT$68,052 pension payment will have to be paid to around 118,000 retired public school staff members, which will gradually increase the financial burden for the government in the long-term...
 
Prosecutors summon mountain hiker who turned in NT$4.54 mil.
Prosecutors called in a man for questioning Thursday, after he turned in NT$4.54 million, suspected to be nearly half of the remaining sum missing from last week's ATM heist.
 
Five Taiwan universities, led by National Tsing Hua University (NTHU), have entered the top 100 list for worldwide universities granted the most utility patents in the United States in 2015.
 
Transport officials said Thursday it is considering asking restaurants that provide liquor to conduct sobriety tests on their customers as part of an anti-drunk driving campaign.
 
The central government held anti-terrorism exercises in preparation for the 2017 Universiade games Thursday in Taipei.
 
China unhappy with Taiwan's tourist safety
China is "extremely dissatisfied" with Taiwan's safety measures for visiting mainland tourists, an official said Thursday following the death of 26 people in a tour bus fire in Taoyuan.
 
Review of 'one flexible day off' draft put on hold after committee chaos
Plans for a special committee meeting to review the controversial "one fixed day off, one flexible day off" (一例一休) bill were scrapped Thursday morning after lawmakers occupied the podium and the convener was a no-show.
 
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