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The New Taipei City Government on Sunday temporarily rejected a move by a major funder of the company responsible for the Formosa Fun Coast water park (八仙樂園) dust explosion to withdraw a NT$50 million donation to cover financial costs for the victims of the blast.
 
Police have apprehended a suspect in connection with the slaying of a 5-year-old girl in New Taipei, Sunday.
 
Increasing children's safety
The parents of a four year old girl killed by a man in Taipei's Neihu District in March appeared before the Shilin District Court for court's first hearing of the case.
 
A local photographer is dedicating his first solo exhibition to the hundreds of people injured in a deadly dust explosion at a New Taipei water park last year, through which he hopes will help the public empathize with the burn victims, who are still facing a long road to recovery.
 
High temps in Taipei set new record for June
The number of days with temperatures of 37 degrees Celsius and over in Taipei in June increased to six Wednesday, setting a new record for June in the 120 years since the Taipei Weather Station was set up in 1896, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) said that day.
 
The Taipei International Food Show opened on Wednesday featuring healthy diets, food safety and "next generation food."
 
Victory nullified due to bribery
Former New Taipei City Councilor Lee Wan-yu (李婉鈺), front left, greets a supporter in the city on Tuesday, June 21. The Taiwan High Court nullified independent New Taipei City councilor Liao Yu-the's (廖裕德) victory in the 2014 local council election for bribery. Lee, the runner up in the 2014 election, will take Liao's seat on the New Taipei City Council.
 
The last patient injured in a deadly dust explosion at a New Taipei water park last year was discharged earlier this month, while recovery for the hundreds injured in the accident continues, health authorities said Tuesday, six days ahead of the anniversary of the explosion.
 
Fatal parking error
A woman in Keelung City in Northern Taiwan was killed by her own car sliding toward her home garage's rolling door. When getting out to check why the door failed to open with a remote controller, she failed to put the car in park and pulled the hand-brake up only half way.
 
Directors, supervisors and officers, members of the newly established Taiwan Rotary Publication and E-Information Association (TRPIA) were recently sworn in at an inaugural meeting at Denwell Hotel in Tachih, Taipei City, according to a press release from the TRPIA.
 
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