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Friday, November 20, 2015
A high percentage of Taiwan's children have been verbally or physically abused at home or at school, a charity group said, urging parents and schools to create a loving and caring environment for the nation's children.
The warm weather Northern Taiwan has enjoyed recently could soon give way to rain and lower temperatures from next Tuesday due to increasing seasonal winds, the Central Weather Bureau said yesterday.
The skipper of a mainland Chinese fishing boat and his five crewmen were sentenced by the Taiwan High Court's Kinmen branch to one year and 10 months in prison Thursday for illegally entering Taiwan's territorial waters and poaching with electric fishing gear.
Thursday, November 19, 2015
Chemical-tainted processed meat probed
A Taipei-based hot dog and ham production company has been accused of using non-food grade chemical ingredients in its products, the Taipei City Health Department announced yesterday, and the products are thought to have affected at least five stores, including breakfast shops.
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The military's three special forces units have been beefing up preparations in the wake of the deadly terrorist attacks in Paris last week, the Ministry of National Defense (MND) said yesterday.
Special forces boosted in wake of Paris terror attacks
The Kuomintang (KMT) legislative caucus is planning to put forward a proposal to speed up the citizenship process for Chinese spouses of R.O.C. citizens, KMT lawmaker Lai Shyh-bao (賴士葆) said Wednesday.
The Ministry of Education (MOE) is seeking a solution that will allow children born to Chinese spouses of Taiwanese nationals from their previous marriage to non-Taiwanese to stay in Taiwan until they finish their university education here, instead of the age of 20, an MOE official said.
The Central Weather Bureau said Wednesday that Taiwan has seen few signs of winter weather as November progresses, as temperatures in Taipei hit a record-high of 33.1 degrees Celsius a day earlier.
The number of deaths caused by dengue fever infection has increased to 158 around Taiwan, according to data released by the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Wednesday.
Taiwan has garnered two awards from the second Energy Smart Communities Initiative (ESCI) Annual Best Practice Award Program, according to the National Development Council (NDC).
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