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October, 26, 2016

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A Taiwanese company is teaming up with a French partner on a project to build a floating solar panel system in a reservoir in Kaohsiung, the first stage of which is expected to be completed to by the middle of 2017, the company said Thursday.
The Taipei District Court sentenced a man accused of killing two cats in Taipei over the past year to a combined 10 months in prison and a NT$350,000 (US$11,013) fine Thursday for the two offenses.
Exhibition shifts into gear
President Tsai Ing-wen looks on at an exhibition display at the World Design Capital Taipei's International Design House Exhibition on Thursday, Oct. 13. In her remarks during the exhibition's opening ceremony, .....
Protesting for wages
Kuomintang (KMT) party workers protest outside the Executive Yuan's Ill-gotten Party Assets Settlement Committee on Thursday, Oct. 13.
An environmental hazard
A Western-style building that once housed military officers is shown in Kinmen County, Thursday, Oct. 13. Because of "misplaced property records," the "Teng Chang-shou Western-style house" cannot legally be renovated, according to the Kinmen Cultural Affairs Bureau. Local authorities are currently planning to revise existing laws to seek a way to restore the decrepit building and others like it, which otherwise could pose environmental hazards.
It's friDay
A model holds up a smartphone displaying local operator Far Eastern Telecommunications' (Far EasTone, 遠傳電信) new mobile shopping app "friDay" in at a press conference in Taipei on Thursday, Oct. 13.
Lovers of sushi and Japanese cuisine can rejoice, as head chef Imada Yohsuke of popular Japanese sushi restaurant Ginza Kyubey will serve as a visiting chef at Maruh Njin Japanese Cuisine restaurant in Breeze Xin Yi.
Over the edge
This photo provided by New Taipei City's fire department shows an overturned crane truck which had fallen to the ground from a light rail overpass being constructed in Tamsui, Wednesday, Oct. 12. Two massive concrete beams forming the support of the light rail system's tracks collapsed and fell to the ground together with the truck, whose driver suffered from bone fractures in an arm and a leg, firefighters said.
Fishing boat on fire
Smoke billows from a fire-gutted fishing boat, right, off the shore of Toucheng township in this photo provided by the Yilan County's fire department Wednesday, Oct. 12. Firemen said the boat's owner, surnamed Huang, was injured in the fire. They said they were investigating the cause of the accident.
Rain will continue to drench northern Taiwan until Thursday morning while a tropical low air pressure system could develop into the 21st typhoon in the Pacific this year, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) forecast on Wednesday.
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