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Victory nullified due to bribery
Former New Taipei City Councilor Lee Wan-yu (李婉鈺), front left, greets a supporter in the city on Tuesday, June 21. The Taiwan High Court nullified independent New Taipei City councilor Liao Yu-the's (廖裕德) victory in the 2014 local council election for bribery. Lee, the runner up in the 2014 election, will take Liao's seat on the New Taipei City Council.
 
The last patient injured in a deadly dust explosion at a New Taipei water park last year was discharged earlier this month, while recovery for the hundreds injured in the accident continues, health authorities said Tuesday, six days ahead of the anniversary of the explosion.
 
Born in ambulance
A one-day-old boy born in an ambulance in Taitung is seen in this photo provided by the Taitung Fire Department on Tuesday, June 21. The baby's mother gave birth while the ambulance was on its 50-kilometer trip to the hospital.
 
Temporary blockage
The Wuta-Hanben section of the Suao-Hualien Highway, in Nanao Township, Yilan County, was temporarily blocked on Monday due to falling rocks. Highway police were on site to enforce the blockage.
 
Fatal parking error
A woman in Keelung City in Northern Taiwan was killed by her own car sliding toward her home garage's rolling door. When getting out to check why the door failed to open with a remote controller, she failed to put the car in park and pulled the hand-brake up only half way.
 
Directors, supervisors and officers, members of the newly established Taiwan Rotary Publication and E-Information Association (TRPIA) were recently sworn in at an inaugural meeting at Denwell Hotel in Tachih, Taipei City, according to a press release from the TRPIA.
 
Taipei City Department of Sports Commissioner Hung Chia-wen (洪嘉文) issued a verbal resignation to Taipei City Mayor Ko Wen-je's (柯文哲) office on Sunday, over a graft case that saw 11 department employees penalized, the Central News Agency reported.
 
Swim the Bay
People from around Taiwan wait to swim in Penghu Bay in Penghu County, Sunday, June 19. Over 800 people flocked to outlying county to take part in the annual swimming contest. Penghu was recognized by the France-based World Club for having one of the world's most beautiful bays.
 
The train station in Dacun Township in Changhua County has come alive with a new art installation and decorations to let travelers know they're in the heart of Taiwan's grape industry.
 
Taoyuan Mayor Cheng Wen-tsan (鄭文燦) on Saturday announced that the special municipality's government has set up a team whose role is to speed up the relocation of state-run oil supplier CPC Corp.'s (中油) refinery in Taoyuan, the Central News Agency (CNA) reported.
 
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