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Taiwan is set to restrict access to its national archives for scholars from mainland China, (including Hong Kong and Macau,) beginning Aug. 1, according to local media reports Friday.
 
Taipei Medical University (TMU) has expressed sorrow over the death of Bruce Bridgeman, a visiting professor from University of California, Santa Cruz who was struck and killed by a bus in Taipei earlier this month.
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Birdy flies to Taipei
British singer Birdy greets fans with a big smile upon landing at Taipei's Songshan Airport Friday, July 29. Birdy, who flew to Taiwan from Shanghai, gave a concert in Taipei later in the evening.
 
Extra bus services will no longer be available on long-distance routes on major holidays from August, due to a new labor directive that prevents employees from working for more than six days in a row without a day off, bus operators announced Friday.
 
A man about 30 years old died in Taipei on Friday of multiple organ failure, which was triggered by a heatstroke, as the city remained in the grip of high temperatures all week, according to a local hospital.
 
Temperatures in Taipei reached 38 degrees Celsius Friday, setting a new record, as it was the fifth day this year that the capital has seen a temperature reading of 38 degrees or higher, the Central Weather Bureau said.
 
A man from New Taipei City faces a fine of NT$30,000 (US$939.57) for abandoning two pet cats outside a village in Northern Taiwan known for its stray cats, an official said Friday.
 
A Taipei City bus driver who found a bag of cash containing NT$1.9 million (US$59,491), which was left behind by a female passenger, may get to keep the money if it is not claimed within 6 months, police said Thursday.
 
Statue of Ming Dynasty loyalist vandalized before Tsai apology
A statute of Cheng Cheng-kung (鄭成功) was vandalized Thursday in Tainan by protesters demanding more concrete actions by President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) as she prepares to apologize publicly to the nation's indigenous peoples.
 
Taipei City and contractor Farglory (遠雄) have reached a tentative consensus on municipal safety demands on the beleaguered Taipei Dome, Thursday.
 
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