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Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Animal rights activists Tuesday called for an end to contests to raise the biggest pigs at a dozen temples in Taiwan, in which the animals are force-fed and then killed as a sacrifice, a religious ritual common during Ghost Month, one of Taiwan's biggest annual festivals.
Saturday, August 9, 2014
Former Legislator Shen Fu-hsiung (沈富雄) announced yesterday that he was dropping his bid for Taipei mayor, less than two months after announcing his decision to run in the Nov. 29 election.
Taiwan -- Two die, four more injured in gang fight following territorial dispute
A gang fight relating to territorial conflicts took place in Tucheng District, New Taipei City yesterday before dawn, in which two people died and four were injured. According to the Fire Department of New Taipei City, the two deaths were caused by gunshots to the chest and neck.
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Wednesday, August 6, 2014
Taiwan -- Taipei mayor 'furious' at monument demolition
 Taipei Mayor Hau Lung-bin (郝龍斌) yesterday reportedly displayed his dissatisfaction toward news of the demolition of a potential Taipei City monument, stating that the city government will seek legal action against the landlord of the property.
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Taiwan -- New Taipei to ensure free visits to Shifen Waterfall
New Taipei City's Tourism and Travel Department said yesterday that Shifen Waterfall (十分瀑布) in Pingxi District (平溪) belongs to the public and that the city government will ensure free visits to the scenic natural formation.
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Tuesday, August 5, 2014
The Taipei 307 bus route today will conduct a daylong “charity drive,” whereby the earnings of the 307 fleet for the day will be donated to the victims of the Kaohsiung gas explosions.
The Taipei City Department of Health (DOH) yesterday announced the results of their latest round of inspections of the city's soybean products, saying that of the 101 inspected items, 27.7 percent of them contained too many preservatives.
Taiwan -- 27.7 percent of soybean products fail to meet regulations: Taipei
Taiwan -- Taipei Computer Applications Show sees record attendance
The Taipei Computer Applications Show, one of the major consumer electronics exhibitions in Taiwan, ended Monday after attracting a record number of visitors, the organizers said.
Monday, August 4, 2014
A gas leak was found Sunday at a liquified petroleum gas fueling station in New Taipei's Sanchong District, though officials said there were no safety concerns after emergency measures were taken by the city fire bureau and the station operator.
Thursday, July 31, 2014
A man in Bali district of New Taipei City yesterday killed his son in an alleged accident which transpired following a reported quarrel over the progression of a popular Japanese video game.
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