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Taiwan Land Development Co. Chairman Chiu Fu-sheng proposed new plans Tuesday to complete construction of the Taipei Dome, which has stood stagnant for over a year.
 
Child abuse
Injury marks are shown on a student's arm in this photo taken on Monday, May 23. A junior high school teacher from Taoyuan was found to have inappropriately disciplined a special education student.
 
After fish slaying, only 6 endangered humphead wrasses left
The Council of Agriculture's Forestry Bureau (林務局) confirmed Sunday that only six of the protected species humphead wrasse (龍王鯛) are still in the wild on outlying Green Island, after a killing of one of the species by a local bed-and-breakfast owner led to a public outcry, according to multiple reports by the Central News Agency (CNA).
 
Kinmen flooded
Rescue teams transport residents on floatable rescue craft in Kinmen County, Sunday, May 22. The offshore island was inundated with sudden and heavy rains of more than 100 millimeters from Saturday evening, May 21 leaving hundreds of residents in knee-deep water. Firefighters and troops were mobilized to help ferry residents to dry ground.
 
Lilies unlikely to last long
Endemic lilies in Jinshan District are shown in this undated photo provided by the New Taipei City on Sunday, May 22. The restoration of the lilies in Jinshan proved successful, though New Taipei City suggests viewing of the flowers should be done soon as its flowering season only lasts for one to two weeks.
 
The Kaohsiung City Government said Saturday that it is offering subsidies to Yuhebao lychee farmers whose harvests have suffered because of recent downpours.
 
The Pingtung County chapter of the Kuomintang (KMT) voiced its strong opposition Wednesday to U.S. pork imports and said it will ask for the creation of self-governance regulations on food safety management that strictly ban traces of leanness enhancing drugs in pork.
 
The skipper of a fishing boat from Pingtung County, which returned recently from waters close to the Japanese-held atoll of Okinotori in the Pacific Ocean, expressed hope Wednesday that the government will protect Taiwanese fishing boats' rights to fish on the high seas.
 
Fishy stuff
A New Taipei health official puts a seal on boxes of expired seafood products seized from a wholesaler Wednesday, May 18.
 
Two Chinese men were indicted Tuesday by the Kaohsiung District Prosecutors Office on charges of illegally harvesting coral and catching turtles in waters near the Dongsha Islands, which are controlled by Taiwan.
 
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