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Lost appetite
This image was composed by the Wildlife First Aid Station on Monday, April 24, faking two "Shawarma babies." The wildlife organization posted several images of shawarmas posing as real animals with information regarding the correct ways of taking care of and transporting injured wildlife animals on social media on Monday.
 
Biodegradable plastic bags are likely to be banned next year, the Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) said at a public hearing on Tuesday.
 
Spot the odd one out
Two of the R.O.C. Air Force's locally-built IDF "Ching-Kuo" (經國號) fighters fly alongside a Douglas DC-3 airliner above Taipei on Tuesday. The Douglas DC-3 is a fixed-wing propeller-driven airliner that revolutionized air transport in the 1930s and 1940s. Its lasting effect on the airline industry and World War II makes it one of the most significant transport aircraft ever made.
 
Next port of call — renovation
This is a photo of the Port of Kaohsiung, taken April 25, which is the subject of the city government's latest renovation plans. Kaohsiung City Mayor Kiku Chen (陳菊) has asked all city departments to cooperate in the renovation of the city's old port region.
 
A famous Taiwanese YouTuber, who goes by the handle of AmoGood (谷阿莫), is currently involved in a copyright infringement battle with local media companies KKTV and AutoAi Design (又水整合).
 
The 2017 Huai'an Week (淮安週) took place in Taipei last week to promote cooperation between the mainland Chinese city and Taiwan.
 
No love for renovation
Construction operations cease at the Jinshan Qingshui Wetland (金山清水濕地) in New Taipei City on April 25. The Taiwan Ecologial Engineering Development Foundation was criticized for starting renovation of an education center at the wetland before the operation license was approved by the Taipei City Government. The foundation made a public apology on Tuesday for its haste in proceeding with the construction, but asserted that the center will be given to local residents after the construction, and that their actions had been in good faith.
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Bye bye iL Mercato
A view of an Italian restaurant in Taipei's Tianmu area is seen in this photograph. The Italian restaurant iL Mercato was recently embroiled in a scandal when it's was accused of discriminating against a Taiwanese customer and charging her for two bottles of wine she didn't drink.
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Reform set to cut number of Supreme Court judges
The plan was reached after four hours of discussions on Monday at a panel session as part of the Judicial Reform National Conference organized by the Presidential Office.
 
Meet Audrey Tang, who's using tech to reshape Taiwan's democracy
Taiwan's "digital minister" Audrey Tang, a computer prodigy and entrepreneur who taught herself programming at age 8, says she's a "civic hacker," who like a locksmith uses specialized skills to help rather than harm.
 
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