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Word on the Street: Taipei says its tap water is safe. Do you drink it?
The Taipei government has been saying for 20 years that tap water in the city is potable -- but does anyone really pot it?
 
And down goes Ko! Down goes Ko!
Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) takes a fall when running on the Taipei Municipal Stadium's tracks on Friday, April 7. Ko lost his balance when running on the newly renovated tracks, but quickly got up and ran towards the finish line. Photos of the mayor's fall edited into memes featuring the Japanese manga series Naruto immediately went viral.
 
The Taipei City Government on Wednesday downplayed public health concerns after a report claimed that 4,000 metric tons of sewage had been deliberately pumped into the ocean.
 
Mixed up at the hospital
A baby alpaca named Ni-chia (妮嘉) sits next to its mother Annie on a sunny day at the Taipei City Zoo. Taipei Zoo's third baby alpaca, or "cria," was born on March 21, weighing 7.2 kilograms.
 
Meet the EDM star mixing sounds of the MRT
Internet sensations come and go, but there's always that one person whose burst of popularity does not recede into the bowels of the web. French EDM producer and composer David-Henri Aubin, who's known publicly as Divyns, charmed social media users' hearts in Taiwan by remixing everyday sounds into his music.
 
Wrong turn
A sedan sits upside down in a New Taipei City cemetery in this photograph taken by the New Taipei City Fire Department on Monday, April 3.
 
Bring the kids!
A mother koala and its baby, seen here Monday, April 3, are some of the attractions at Taipei Zoo. The zoo announced Monday that children aged 12 and under will be allowed free entry on Tuesday for Children's Day. Children are reminded to take their personal identification cards and be accompanied by at least one parent.
 
Northbound lanes of National Freeway No. 5 saw serious traffic for most of Saturday as fair weather prompted many people to head east on the first day of the four-day Tomb Sweeping long weekend.
 
10% of bereaved went green
In this undated file photo provided by Taipei's Department of Civil Affairs, a woman takes part in a sea burial. In a bid to curb carbon emissions, Taipei City has promoted eco-friendly tomb-sweeping methods and greener funerals such as "tree burials," "flower burials" and scattering ashes at sea.
 
Meet a Good Dog: This one has been overlooked many times
This girl doesn't stand a good chance of getting out, though she seems to want to.
 
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