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Man dies in Nantou paragliding accident
A man died in a paragliding accident in Puli, Nantou County on Saturday, with initial investigations pointing to a failed takeoff.
 
The mass rapid transit (MRT) line linking Taipei and the Taoyuan airport has seen major improvements in safety and stability, but initial runs of its trains will not be as fast as intended, a government committee diagnosing the problematic transport project said Saturday.
 
KMT candidate declares victory in Hualien mayoral race
Opposition Kuomintang (KMT) candidate Wei Chia-hsien (魏嘉賢) on Saturday declared victory in the Hualien mayoral by-election race before the final tally was announced.
 
The Nantou County Environmental Protection Bureau (NTEPB) announced Monday it would increase water monitoring efforts in Sun Moon Lake leading up to two large-scale swimming events at the popular attraction.
 
Broadened view
Based on the draft design shown in the picture, the Hsinchu City Government plans to broaden the width of pedestrian paths surrounding the square in front of the Hsinchu Railway Station to five meters from three meters, so as to improve the entire view around the station.
 
Police have arrested 12 people who allegedly worked in a Taoyuan-based cross-strait telephone fraud ring that targeted mainland Chinese victims, the Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB, 刑事局) announced.
 
Mayoral race in high gear in Hualien City
Chants of political slogans and appeals for votes rang out in Hualien City on Friday as the vehicles carrying candidates running in Saturday's mayoral by-election shuttled through the city's streets on the final day of campaigning.
 
In wake of bus blaze, drivers take to streets
Bus drivers blocked traffic and clashed with police officers at the Transportation Ministry (MOTC) on Thursday morning, as they accused the government of damaging their industry's reputation.
 
Howard Hotels dish out Taiwanese grouper delicacy
Howard Hotels, one of Taiwan's leading hotel franchises, introduced new dishes created from Taiwanese groupers on Thursday, which were labeled with a QR code to track their origin and to ensure a safe and healthy dining experience.
 
The Supreme Administrative Court ruled Thursday that contractor Farglory Group could resume partial construction on the beleaguered Taipei Dome sports arena.
 
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