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Tuesday, May 5, 2015
"To save up enough money to help our mother buy a new house" is the wish made for the upcoming Mother's Day by the Lin sisters, whose filial piety was recognized at an award ceremony held Sunday in Kaohsiung.
Two brothers were arrested by Taipei police on April 30 on charges of manufacturing and selling narcotics at night clubs in Taipei, the Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB, 刑事局) has announced.
The CTBC Charity Foundation (中國信託慈善基金會) said it collected over NT$158 million for disadvantaged youth during its annual Light Up a Life (點燃生命之火) fundraiser.
Monday, May 4, 2015
More than 4,500 runners from 38 countries took part in the annual Taipei 101 Run Up Sunday, with Poland's Piotr Lobodzinsky and Australian Suzy Walsham winning in the men's and women's elite group categories.
Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) yesterday tried to explain a widely criticized statement that he made during a religious event on the evening of Saturday May 2, but admitted that he had misspoken.
Taiwan -- Ko admits to  'gangster' gaffe slur against Zhanghua locals
Saturday, May 2, 2015
Thanks to growing precipitation and the resulting influx of water to Kaohsiung's main source of water, the Gaoping River (高屏溪), the third-stage water rationing scheduled to begin next week will be postponed, the government said yesterday.
Taiwan -- Phase-three water rationing in Kaohsiung delayed: gov't
Friday, May 1, 2015
A student attending Kaohsiung Medical University (KMU, 高雄醫學大學), surnamed Huang (黃), committed suicide yesterday morning after being implicated in the murder of a fellow student, surnamed Liu (劉), on April 28, according to the Kaohsiung District Prosecutors Office (KDPO, 高雄地檢署).
A cook who had murdered his own sister for insurance claims was sentenced to life imprisonment Thursday, after the Supreme Court maintained an earlier ruling and rejected an appeal against it out of concerns for the murderer's mother.
An ad hoc investigation panel headed by the Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB) busted a Taipei-based telecom fraud ring on April 23, nabbing 6 suspects involved in a number of fraud schemes.
Thursday, April 30, 2015
Protesters moved a mock cannon onto the streets of a Kaohsiung community as a sign of defiance against tour buses from mainland China congesting roads, according to Go Hamasen Alliance (哈瑪星願景聯盟), a local association.
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