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Busting the joint
A marijuana bush standing three meters tall is shown in the photo taken at a papaya farm in Tainan, Saturday, July 23. The marijuana grower, surnamed Chen, has been arrested by the police. Up to 64 marijuana bushes were found on the farm. As the planting area is in a remote location and could not be seen easily, police who had been tipped off had to pose as farmers, tracking a river and passing through waist-deep bushes to reach the farm.
 
Tainan seeks recognition for 7 Taiwan prefecture ruins
The Tainan City Government plans to seek approval from the Culture Ministry to recognize seven more ruins of Taiwan Prefecture (台灣府城) as a national historic monument by year's end.
 
Big cash for saving energy
National Cheng Kung University ( 成功大學) students pose for a photo after receiving a major award in the 2016 International Future Energy Challenge, on Wednesday, July 20. Contestants representing China's Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics emerged as champion this year in the international engineering student competition for innovation and effective use of electrical energy. The contest offers cash prizes of US$5,000, US$3,000 and US$1,000 and a grand prize of US$10,000.
 
Replenished reservoir
Water spills out at the Nanhua Reservoir (南化水庫) in Tainan early Tuesday, July 12.
 
More than 1,000 geese at a farm in the Xinhua District of Tainan in southern Taiwan were destroyed Monday after samples from the farm tested positive for a new strain of H5 avian flu virus, according to officials.
 
NCKU Muslim prayer room
A Muslim prayer room is seen at the National Cheng Kung University in this photo provided by the Tainan-based university on Wednesday, June 15. The prayer room will be open in the near future for the university's around 200 Muslim students.
 
A number of food businesses in Tainan will hold two free parties at an earthquake disaster site in Tainan later this month as part of an effort to revive commerce in the once vibrant Yongkang District, Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) lawmaker Wang Ting-yu said Thursday.
 
A hen in Tainan has laid an egg that weighed three times more than normal and nearly broke the world record for the heaviest chicken egg.
 
Many survivors of a housing complex that collapsed during an earthquake in Tainan in February, returned to the site of their former home Sunday for a memorial ceremony to mark the 100th day of the tragedy that took 115 human lives.
 
The Ministry of Education said Thursday that it will soon launch its own investigation into the case of the president of Nan Jeon University of Science and Technology in Tainan allegedly selling counterfeit degree certificates to teachers at the university.
 
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