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President Tsai Ing-wen, who is also chairwoman of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), reiterated on Wednesday the party's opposition to the opening of casinos in Penghu County, with the outlying island set to vote on Oct. 15 on whether to permit casino development.
The 2006 Hot Spring Season will kick off on Oct. 20 and run until Oct. 24 in Beitou, a hot spring area in Taipei.
Prosecutors on Tuesday dropped all charges against the chairman of the Formosa Fun Coast water park over an explosion of colored powder that left 15 dead and hundreds injured last June.
Taichung railway elevation
An elevated railway in Taichung is shown in the photo taken on Tuesday, Oct. 11. The city is due to complete the railway elevation project on Sunday, Oct. 16, and all ground level train services will be terminated. It aims to solve the problem of railway lines dividing urban areas into pieces and causing traffic bottlenecks due to numerous ground-level crossings.
Piles of cabbage sit under the sun in a local Taitung village on Tuesday, Oct. 11. A mudslide on the Southern Cross-Island Highway has cut off traffic to the village, along with access to its produce. The market price of cabbage has increased to NT$150 after the recent typhoons and torrential rainfall. Villagers had to travel to nearby townships on foot to secure their food supply.
Clowning around
Clown fish at the Agricultural Biotechnology Park in Pingtung are shown in the photo, taken on Tuesday, Oct. 11.
Man arrested for child abuse
The back of a grade school pupil who is believed to have experienced physical abuse is shown in the photo taken on Tuesday, Oct. 11. The father of the student, who is enrolled in fifth grade at a local elementary school in Hualien, has been prosecuted for violating the Domestic Violence Prevention Act.
Cosmetic endorsement
Yu Tien is pictured in Taipei on Tuesday, Oct. 11.
'I am here to rob'
A crime scene at a Chang Hwa Bank branch in Keelung in shown in this photo taken on Tuesday, Oct. 11. A man, surnamed Yu, stormed into the bank at 1 p.m. Armed with a fruit knife, he jumped over the counter and shouted "I am here to rob." He managed to grab NT$1,600 in cash but was subdued by the police who arrived shortly afterward.
Patrick, one of the oldest koalas at the Taipei Zoo, has died of age-related multiple organ failure, the zoo said Tuesday. He was 19.
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