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Ultrasound scanner donated by bank foundation to NTU Hospital
Shanghai Commercial & Savings Bank Art & Cultural Foundation donated a high-end ultrasound scanner to the Department of Traumatology of the National Taiwan University Hospital on Sept. 26.
 
Tainan councilors clash
A tearful Tainan City Councilor Hung Yu-feng of the Kuomintang, center, is surrounded by reporters. Hung said Acting Council Speaker Kuo Hsin-liang of the Democratic Progressive Party struck her in the face during a fracas at the Tainan City Council. She and other KMT councilors tried to prevent Kuo from convening a council meeting that would have seen the election of a new speaker.
 
An earthquake with a magnitude of 4.3 hit Nanhua District in Tainan at 7:35 p.m. Friday, the Central Weather Bureau reported later that evening.
 
The Taiwan Water Corporation (TWC) is showcasing its technological innovation in water recycling at the Taipei International Invention Show and Technomart, which is being held at the Taiwan World Trade Center Sept 29 to Oct 1.
 
Wenhu Line disruption
Trains move along the MRT's Wenhu Line (Brown Line) on Thursday, Sept. 29. Tire damage partially disrupted service later in the day.
 
Rescuers find remains of 3 lost on Wed.
Three residents were confirmed dead in a landslide triggered by Typhoon Megi in Kaohsiung City, the city government said Thursday.
 
Service on Alishan railway main line to be suspended
The Alishan Forest Railway in southern Taiwan will again suspend service on its main line, on Friday and Saturday to repair damaged tracks, after the line was reopened Thursday following two days of closure due to Typhoon Megi.
 
After the storm
A young sperm whale was found dead on Nanao Beach, Kenting, Pingtung County on Wednesday, after the typhoon warning was lifted. Several wounds were discovered on the body of the whale and officials identified the cause of death as sickness.
 
Balancing act
Scaffolding on the verge of collapse is seen in this photo taken in Taipei on Wednesday, Sept. 28. The construction company responsible later demolished the scaffolding, which was almost torn away from the building by strong winds brought by Typhoon Megi on Tuesday.
 
Bridge jump attempt
Police officers grab a man attempting to jump off a bridge in Taoyuan on Tuesday, Sept. 27. The police were tipped off by concerned citizens that a man was sitting on the edge of a bridge in the city on the morning of Sept. 27.
 
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