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Sunday, January 31, 2016
The Council of Agriculture (COA) on Saturday confirmed Taiwan's second rabies case this year after a farmer in the central part of the country was bitten by a ferret-badger.
The Centers for Disease Control on Saturday confirmed the first case of German measles, also known as rubella, in Taiwan this year and called on the public to be on alert if they travel to Southeast Asia.
Saturday, January 30, 2016
Penghu crash result of 'human error'
The Aviation Safety Council (ASC, 飛安會) blamed bad airline management as a primary cause of the TransAsia Airways flight GE222 crash, which killed 48 passengers and injured 10 more in 2014.
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DPP legislative speakers: Su-Tsai lineup finalized
The long-awaited Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) nominations for legislative speaker and deputy speaker came out on Friday, pushing forward at-large Legislator Su Jia-chyuan and Taichung Legislator Tsai Chi-chang.
In a motion to sever ties with scandal-embroiled Ting Hsin International Group (頂新), Japan-based UCC Group decided to buy back equities held by Wei Chuan Foods Corporation (味全食品), a business group of Ting Hsin.
Acting Premier Simon Chang said Friday that government agencies must submit on schedule by the end of March a first batch of legal amendments needed to facilitate Taiwan's entry into the U.S.-led Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade bloc.
The hotline connecting officials in Taiwan and mainland China in charge of bilateral relations is still in place, and efforts continue to be made to reach the head of the Taiwan Affairs Office (TAO, 國台辦) in Beijing, Acting Premier Simon Chang (張善政) said Friday.
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Taiwan's Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB) arrested 26 suspects and 13 Vietnamese nationals on Jan. 27, under charges of alleged illegal tree cutting activities and theft.
A Taiwanese national was recently denied entry in Macau for placing a "Republic of Taiwan" sticker on the cover of her passport, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said Friday.
Fried sailfish floss made by well-known local brand Kuang Ta Hsiang Foodstuffs Co. (KTH, 廣達香) contains no trace of sailfish at all, according to the Ministry of Health and Welfare's (MOHW, 衛福部) Food and Drug Administration (FDA, 食藥署) in a recent investigation released on Friday.
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