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Thursday, November 26, 2015
With Taiwan's national flag shown on the latest video released by the Islamic State (IS), the radical Islamist group also known as ISIS or ISIL, Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) said Wednesday that he wonders why Taiwan is on the IS target list.
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Starting Thursday, Taiwan will step up its efforts to improve flight safety by employing sniffer dogs to check all aircraft departing for Europe, the Aviation Police Bureau said Wednesday.
Temperatures in Taiwan are expected to drop overnight Wednesday due to a cold air mass, with northern Taiwan likely to see a low of 13 degrees Celsius Thursday, according to the Central Weather Bureau.
Local police caught a Thai traveler trying to transport six gas cartridges with a total capacity of 2.46 liters at the Taoyuan Taiwan International Airport Wednesday.
A 25 year-old Taiwanese man was found dead on an EVA Airways flight Wednesday while the aircraft was in the air, destined for the Indonesian capital of Jakarta, from Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport.
Amendments to three broadcast laws will not reach a vote this year and must roll over to the Legislative Yuan's new term after the Jan. 16 general elections, according to Speaker Wang Jin-pyng (王金平).
The opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) on Wednesday urged the Taiwan government to stay on the alert and be prepared, after Taiwan's national flag showed up in a newly released video by the Islamic State, spurring concerns that Taiwan has become a target of the militant group.
While the dengue fever outbreak has slowed in the southern city of Tainan, it remains high in the neighboring city of Kaohsiung, which saw 466 new cases on Tuesday alone, according to the latest statistics released Wednesday by the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC).
Wednesday, November 25, 2015
Ma 'not ruling out' Taiping Island visit
President Ma Ying-jeou has "not ruled out" a visit to Taiping Island (太平島), an island in the Spratly Islands in the South China Sea for next month, after local media cited national security sources, yesterday.
A recent survey has found that 95 percent of respondents support signing a document indicating their wish for palliative care if they suffer serious incurable illness, while 97 percent back physicians' legal immunity if they provide palliative care upon patient request.
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