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June, 26, 2016

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Electricity consumption in Taiwan reached a peak of 35.21 million kilowatts at 1:44 p.m. Thursday, the highest level recorded so far this year, amid unusually high June temperatures, the state-run Taiwan Power Co. (Taipower) said.
 
The Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA) told China Airlines (CAL), Taiwan's largest air carrier, that it must safeguard the rights, interests and safety of its passengers if its flight attendants decide to go ahead with a strike.
 
The U.S. Coast Guard says 19 Taiwanese fishermen were rescued after their boat caught fire 900 miles southeast of Bermuda.
 
The Hakka Affairs Council (客委會) held a tea on Wednesday to honor artists nominated for a Golden Melody Award (金曲獎) in the Hakka music categories.
 
The Legislative Yuan on Thursday began review of a legal amendment to prohibit the consumption of dog and cat meat in Taiwan.
 
Taiwan's birth rate continues to fall, with women having fewer babies, having their first baby at a later age and being less willing to have a third child, according to statistics compiled by the Ministry of the Interior.
 
Dog attacks toddler
This hospital imagery shows bite injuries sustained by a toddler in Taichung, Thursday, June 23. The 2-year-old boy was attacked by a stray dog in Taichung's Taiping District and suffered more than a hundred scratches from head to toe. After intensive treatment of the child's wounds, which ranged from 0.5 to 2 centimeters in length, his condition has stabilized.
 
Bollywood in Taipei
Bollywood actresses pose with their wedding dresses in Taipei, Thursday, June 23. Stars (from left) Sukirti Kandpal, Sara Khan and Surbhi Jyoti were reportedly so satisfied with their wedding photo services in Taipei that they were remiss to leave Taiwan after the photo shoot ended. Kandpal, who posted her picture and captioned it on Twitter, wrote: "After seeing today excitement I can't wait to get married (after a longgggg longggggg time)."
 
The Executive Yuan will withdraw 115 bills, including a bill to oversee cross-Taiwan Strait agreements, which were sent to the Legislature prior to the May 20 presidential inauguration, Cabinet spokesman Tung Chen-yuan said Thursday.
 
A Taiwanese woman had a large sum of undeclared cash in Hong Kong dollars confiscated by customs at the Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport Thursday, and her travel plans were disrupted.
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