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A magnitude-4.8 earthquake rattled Nantou County in central Taiwan Sunday morning, the latest in a series of temblors that have been occurring in different parts of the country since late last month, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB).
 
Spiritual Ko-alignment
Taipei mayor Ko Wen-je appears at the Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall plaza and holds up Buddhist charms and prayer notes at the "2016 Dharma Drum Mountain Soulful Environmental Protection Stop --> Relax --> Enjoy Activity" (2016 法鼓山心靈環保 Stop --> Relax --> Enjoy活動) in Taipei on Sunday, May 8.
 
What's a 'baseball model'?
Nineteen-year old popular Japanese baseball model Ami Inamura, front left, greets audience at the Xinzhuang Baseball Stadium in New Taipei City before opening the game between the Uni-President Lions and the CTBC Brothers by scoring a left-field hit ....
 
Crane reigns
A Siberian white crane, after flying away together with three Boyce's stock birds the other day, returns to the Jinshan wetland in the north of New Taipei City on Saturday, May 7. In this picture, the crane is seen using its beak to scratch its back after approaching crowds visiting the wetland.
 
A National Taiwan University (NTU) building was evacuated Saturday following a gas leak at one of its labs, Taipei firefighters said.
 
A 10-meter long dead whale recently washed up on the shore of Gangnan in Hsinchu City, northern Taiwan, and authorities are till trying to determine the cause of its death, the Coast Guard Administration's (CGA's) local unit said Saturday.
 
Ninety-nine problems, but her family ain't one
A 99-year-old grandmother from the Lieyu Township of the offshore county of Kinmen, fifth from right, named Lin Fang Wu-li, poses with all her children and grandchildren to share her glory of being awarded as a paragon mother by Kinmen County Magistrate Chen Fu-hai, sixth from right, at the county administration office.
 
Huang Po-wei trains five times a week with a coach, crunching out 300 sit-ups and pulling on weights -- all in anticipation of the day when he can strap on a new pair of legs.
 
Taipei City Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) said on Friday that Taiwan lags far behind mainland China in electronic payment technology and should step up efforts to catch up in this regard, adding that the improvement of e-payment services will be among the city government's key development projects.
 
Sailing into the record books
Kaohsiung Mayor Chan Chu, sixth from right, and guests pose for a photo at the launching ceremony of the YM Window (開明輪) and YM Width (闊明輪), the largest Taiwan-made container ships on record, in Kaohsiung on Thursday, May 5. The mayor praised the two ships as proof of Taiwan's ship-building prowess.
 
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