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A student leader at Fu Jen Catholic University (FJU), along with a group calling itself "FJU Cinderella," have finally had their voices heard, after she embarked on a hunger strike in late May to protest against the practice of schools imposing curfew at girls' dormitories.
 
'False and ludicrous'
Former New Taipei City Councilor Lee Wan-yu (李婉鈺), right, speaks to reporters at the Taipei District Court on Thursday, June 2. Accompanied by her aunt, left, Lee went to the district court to file a lawsuit against Next Magazine Thursday afternoon.
 
Fu Jen students on hunger strike over curfew
Fu Jen Catholic University (FJU, 輔大) students have launched a hunger strike to protest the school's girls-only dorm curfew, with the first protester having gone without food for more than 50 hours as of Wednesday afternoon.
 
A cluster outbreak of tuberculosis (TB) infection is confirmed to have taken place in National Taiwan Normal University (NTNU), with eight people showing symptoms, the Taipei City Department of Health said Wednesday.
 
Fu Jen students go on hunger strike against sexist curfew
Fu Jen Catholic University students have launched a hunger strike to protest the school's girls-only dorm curfew, with the first protester having gone without food for more than 50 hours as of Wednesday afternoon.
 
Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je said Tuesday he is determined to host a successful 2017 Summer Universiade and that if he fails, he will assume political responsibility.
 
Dashboard cameras on public buses could be used to identify drivers of illegally parked cars at bus stops, the Taipei City Public Transportation Office (TCPT, 台北市公共運輸處) announced Monday. The initiative is slated to begin in June, reported the Central News Agency.
 
Ko comes in last among 6 mayors in survey
Ko Wen-je's (柯文哲) popularity remained in the doldrums Monday, with the Taipei mayor placing last in a poll ranking Taiwan's six municipal leaders by approval rating.
 
Shining in the dark
Fisherman catch fish that are drawn by the light of a fire in this undated file photo provided by Tibusungu Chen. In a fading tradition now used only in New Taipei City's Jinshan District (金山區), fishermen light a sulfuric fire in the pitch-black night to lure fish.
 
The New Taipei City Government decided Monday to issue a NT$90,000 (US$2,757) fine to a property development company after the company illegally tore down a private house in Sanchong district the previous day without the owner's knowledge.
 
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