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March 28, 2017

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Texting employees after hours comes at a price
In the first arbitration ruling of its kind in Taiwan, New Taipei City on Saturday awarded NT$2,598 in overtime pay to an employee who had to send work-related messages via Line after regular office hours.
 
A pilot was injured Saturday when his light aircraft crash-landed in the central county of Changhua, police said.
 
Fresh charges of illegal drug use within the armed forces surfaced Saturday, with two sailors allegedly caught taking ketamine in a Kaohsiung nightclub.
 
Trained and ready
Taichung City councilors and Transportation Bureau chief Wang Yi-chuan (王義川), third left, inspect the trains for the under-construction Taichung Metro's green line, Friday, March 10.
 
Four killed in Taoyuan nursing home inferno
Four elderly residents were killed and 13 others injured in a predawn fire that gutted an illegal floor of their nursing home in Taoyuan, Friday, the city fire department said.
 
The Taipei City Department of Transportation said Thursday that "reminder alerts" on mobile phones had been introduced to the YouBike system in response to surcharge concerns.
 
Ever seen fire fly?
This undated photo provided by the Hualien Forest Bureau shows fireflies lighting up the Danongdafu Forest Park. March and April are the best time to admire fireflies on the plain in Danongdafu Forest Park, local authorities said on Friday when promoting this year's firefly season. Before entering the park, visitors must register online for a tour that includes a professional tour guide and local-produced souvenir.
 
Escalator breakdown
Firefighters work on an escalator at Taipei Main Station on Friday, March 10, after passengers reported that it was blowing black smoke. According to the Taipei Metro Corporation, the cause of the smoke was still unclear, but preliminary inspections showed that it was due to machine failure.
 
New life for old house?
This undated file photo shows the historical Liu family home.
 
The Changhua County government signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on Wednesday with two wind energy developers that will see them invest NT$210 billion (US$6.8 billion) in renewable energy resources in central Taiwan.
 
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