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Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Registration for the Jan. 16 presidential and legislative elections opened Monday and will run through Nov. 27, with opposition People First Party presidential candidate James Soong (宋楚瑜) and his running mate Hsu Hsin-ying (徐欣瑩) set Tuesday to take the lead among the three pairs of presidential and vice presidential candidates in registration.
Twelve people were reportedly injured when a south-bound Kuo-Kuang Bus (國光客運) broke down and was crashed into by an oncoming tractor on Freeway No. 1 (國道一號), near Miaoli County's Sanyi Township (三義), around 9 p.m. last night.
Closer attention will be paid to the security of Taipei American School, which reportedly received new threats from a former student who had been found guilty of making such threats in the past, police said on Monday.
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Temperatures in Northern Taiwan are expected to dip to as low as 13 degrees Celsius later this week as the strongest cold air mass since the start of autumn descends on the country, the Central Weather Bureau said Monday.
Cross-strait trade in goods talks will continue in Dec.
Differences still exist in the trade in goods negotiations, and the cross-strait talks will resume in December, the government has said.
Taiwan's Hsu grabs gold  at weightlifting worlds
China's Chen Lijun set a double world record on Sunday to win the 62 kilograms weightlifting world title, toppling defending champion Kim Un Guk.
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Three adults residing in the Greater Taipei area received blood tests that showed lead levels exceeding average standards, according to the first set of results revealed by Taipei City's Department of Health (DOH, 衛生局) yesterday.
The Taiwan Stock Exchange (TWSE, 台灣證券交易所) announced yesterday that the securities net oversold position by foreign investors was NT$11.34 billion during the week of Nov. 16 to Nov. 20, according to a press release from the TWSE.
Mainland China's top negotiator with Taiwan, Chen Deming (陳德銘), president of the Association for Relations Across the Taiwan Straits (ARATS, 海協會), will come to Taiwan Nov. 30 for a seven-day visit, Taiwan's Straits Exchange Foundation (SEF, 海基會) announced Monday.
World surfing champions such as Taylor Jensen and Chelsea Williams are part of the 70-odd surfers from around the world who have been attracted to the 2015 Taiwan Open of Surfing that will take place in Taitung County in eastern Taiwan, which boasts stable and beautiful waves that are recognized by the World Surfing League (WSL) as among the best in the world.
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