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The 2014 Tainan Arts Festival will kick off April 5 in the southern city, featuring a diverse lineup of performances by arts groups from Taiwan and abroad.
 
The Tainan Old-Town Marathon is set for its eighth installment on March 16. Known as one of the most significant events in the south of Taiwan, the marathon serves as a sports and tourism event, attracting runners worldwide to journey to the area annually, with NT$100,000 up for grabs for the winners.
 
A head-on collision in the eastern county of Taitung Saturday left a flatbed truck driver dead and injured 16 passengers on a tour bus, including 14 Chinese tourists, local police said.
 
The Water Resources Agency (WRA, 水利署) announced yesterday that a yellow alert may be issued for the Tainan area as soon as Mar. 20, requiring residents to ration their water usage amid a lack of rainfall.
 
Reports indicate that doctors recently removed a fishing hook and a 13-centimeter-long piece of nylon line from a woman's esophagus in Tainan City in Southern Taiwan.
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Nearly 20 pro-unification organizations demanded yesterday that the Tainan City Government repair the bronze statue of Sun Yat-sen that was pulled down recently.
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Tainan Mayor William Lai (賴清德), a member of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), yesterday urged people to remain calm over a recent incident in which members of the Alliance of Referendum for Taiwan toppled a statue of the Republic of China's founding father Sun Yat-sen (孫逸仙) in Tainan (台南).
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Grappling with dwindling water supplies in the southern city of Tainan, water resource officials are planning to give Mother Nature a helping hand by artificially increasing rainfall coming on an approaching weather front.
 
The Luerhmen Mazu Temple in Tainan is looking for young and pretty women who want to be fairy maidens and serve temple visitors during the Lunar New Year, but whether they make the grade will be decided by the sea goddess herself.
 
NCKU develops tsunami warning system
A research team at Taiwan's National Cheng Kung University said Thursday it is developing a warning system that it believes can provide much needed warning time in the event of a tsunami by monitoring ionospheric disturbances.
 
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