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October, 23, 2016

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Chiang Kai-shek protest
The front of Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall is seen in Taipei on Saturday, Oct. 22. Activists draped over the monument two long black fabric banners urging the government to "reveal the truth of slaughters (by late President Chiang Kai-shek)" and to "Tear down the symbolic building of (Chiang's) authoritarian rule and settle past injustices."
A man who threatened to blow up Kaohsiung International Airport was arrested upon his return to Kaohsiung from Tianjin on Friday.
Market-fresh inspection
Yunlin district prosecutors, police and officials from the Agriculture Department in the southern county of Yunlin inspect the Xilo Fruit and Vegetable Wholesale Market on Saturday, Oct. 22. The group was on the lookout for illegal hoarding and price manipulation in the sale of fresh produce.
1 dead, 9 injured in bus crash
The front of a passenger bus of the United Highway Bus Co., Ltd. was totally ruined after it bumped into a trailer from behind while driving to the 199-kilometer mark near Changhua on a southbound lane of the Dr. Sun Yat-sen National Freeway at 12:45 p.m., Friday...
A Taipei-based fraud ring was busted earlier this month, according to the Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB).
Flown off course
Two flamingos appear along the shoreline of Chigu District (七股) in Tainan City on Thursday, Oct. 20. Many bird lovers and photographers gathered at the coast with their gear, hoping to capture the sight of the two unlikely visitors -- greater flamingoes' main habitats are in the Mediterranean area, Africa and the Indian Peninsula. A photographer with the Society for Wildlife and Nature (SWAN) told reporters that the flamingo had been nicknamed a "model of bird society" for its long legs and elegant manner of carrying itself.
At least 27 flights scheduled to depart from Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport on Thursday morning were delayed after passengers and aircrew were stuck in traffic due to a road expansion project, Taoyuan Airport Corp. said.
He wood have got away with it!
Police capture a man, surnamed Huang, center, after finding he and his accomplices had stolen more than 2.5 tons of rare wood from a state-owned forest in Miaoli County. The stolen wood is estimated to be worth more than NT$5 million.
It's a dog's life
Local socialite and the face of high-end department store Breeze Sun Yun-yun (孫芸芸), left, poses with her older sister Sun Yen-yen (孫瑩瑩), right, at a charity fundraiser for the Taiwan Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) in Taipei on Thursday, Oct. 20. Sun Yun-yun, who launched her own jewelry line YUN YUN SUN in 2006, designed limited-edition bracelets for the event -- a matching set for both the owner and the pooch.
Taoyuan airport ranked No. 4 for overall experience
Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport ranks as the world's fourth best airport for its overall experience, according to a 2016 best airport survey by SleepinginAirports, an international travel website.
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