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August, 24, 2016

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Taipei's Beitou Park has become a popular spot for players of the smartphone game "Pokemon Go" after news surfaced that rare monsters often appear there.
 
President Tsai Ing-wen extended her congratulations to the Puzangalan Children's Choir from Pingtung County for winning a silver medal at the Cantemus International Choir Festival in Hungary.
 
Staying busy
The peak of Yushan, Taiwan's highest mountain, is seen in this undated file photo provided by the Yushan National Park Administration on Monday, Aug. 22. The office of former President Ma Ying-jeou confirmed Monday that Ma will embark on a one-day hike to the peak this week.
 
Tough crowd
Formosan clouded leopard "Yun-hsin" at the Taipei Zoo looks at a dangling toy, Monday.
 
Three months after Formosa Plastic Group's (FPG, 台塑) plant in Ha Tinh, Vietnam was found to cause large-scale pollution, the Vietnam government said water quality along the country's central coastline now meets safety standards.
 
The U.S. dollar rose against the Taiwan dollar Monday, gaining NT$0.202 to close at NT$31.820, the highest level for the greenback in three weeks.
 
Taiwanese eSports team Flash Wolves secured a spot in the League of Legends (LoL) World Championships contest after beating J Team, another Taiwanese team, in Hong Kong.
 
Tigerair Taiwan, a joint venture between Taiwan's China Airlines (CAL) and Singapore's Tiger Airways, said Monday it will increase flights between Taiwan and Macau, Sendai and Daegu as peak travel season arrives in those places.
 
Taiwan probes leading bank linked to Panama Papers
The government is investigating a bank linked to the so-called Panama Papers scandal, in the wake of a US$180 million fine levied by U.S. authorities for "flagrant disregard" of anti-money laundering laws.
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Shanghai providing support to Taipei Universiade: official
Shanghai has offered Taipei substantial support in the Taiwan capital's efforts to organize the 2017 Universiade and in sports in general, a mainland Chinese official said Sunday.
 
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