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'No truth, no transfer': Yunlin residents protest school transfer order
Around 300 protesters from Yunlin County gathered outside the Executive Yuan on Tuesday, demanding that a school transfer order be implemented only if authorities could provide concrete evidence that the campus's location near a petrochemical operation was harmful to students' health.
 
Court charges three officers for negligence
The Kaohsiung District Prosecutors Office on Monday pressed charges against three military personnel for professional negligence over the accidental firing of a missile last month, which killed one fisherman and injured three others.
 
Tsai vows reform of sports associations
President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) vowed institutional reform of sports associations at an event for the returning Rio 2016 Olympic squad at the Presidential Office on Monday.
 
Tsai sees approval ratings tumble in new survey
The administration's honeymoon period appears to be drawing to an end, with survey results released at a press conference Monday showing that President Tsai Ing-wen's disapproval rating had risen 24 percentage points since she took office in May.
 
Taiwan's Centers for Disease Control (CDC) on Monday issued a travel alert for Singapore based on the latest reports on the transmission of the Zika virus there.
 
Critics weighed in on President Tsai Ing-wen's first 100-days in office at an event held by Taiwan Democracy Watch (台灣守護民主平台).
 
The Ministry of National Defense cited problems with discipline, such as the failure to follow protocol and poor supervision, as causes of the Navy's accidental missile launch on July 1, in a report on the incident released Monday.
 
Ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Legislator Tuan Yi-kang (段宜康) apologized again Monday for bashing voters in Hualien after the DPP lost the city's mayoral by-election.
 
President Tsai Ing-wen is encouraging soldiers to wear their uniforms when they go out to have fun with friends and family on Armed Forces Day on Sept. 3 to help restore the military's self-esteem.
 
Premier Lin Chuan congratulated Taiwan's returning Rio 2016 Olympic squad Monday at a special banquet and vowed to better support the nation's athletes.
 
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