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Sunday, July 5, 2015
Transactions of residential and commercial property in six major cities in Taiwan for the first half of this year registered a fall of up to 25 percent from a year earlier, reflecting uncertainty over government tax reform, statistics showed on Saturday.
Two teenagers were recently arrested by police for posting videos online in which they teach people how to make black powder and other explosives, the Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB, 刑事局) has announced.
The Fourth Nuclear Power Plant, which is to be mothballed in July, is seeing its living quarters and materials storage area overrun with stray dogs, with wild deer roaming around, due to the greatly reduced staff.
Concerns are running deeper over where funding will come from for those in need of long-term care, despite the passing of the Legislative Yuan's much-awaited long-term care service bill in May, a social welfare alliance said Saturday.
Saturday, July 4, 2015
Taiwan -- Death toll from water park inferno may rise: doctor
Taipei - The death toll from the June 27 colored powder blast at a New Taipei water park may increase as more than 200 seriously injured people still remain in intensive care units, a doctor warned Saturday.
Taiwan -- CF offers to file class action over explosions
Taiwan's Consumers' Foundation (CF, 消基會) yesterday offered to organize and file a class action suit for the victims of Saturday's color dust explosion in New Taipei City, estimating that it could seek compensation ranging from NT$3-4 billion. Government officials, however, stated that it could be too early to discuss a suit as many victims are still undergoing treatment in hospitals.
The Central Weather Bureau (CWB, 中央氣象局) warned of sporadic showers in Southeastern Taiwan from Sunday as the newly formed Tropical Storm Linfa (蓮花) nears the Taiwan coast.
Taiwan -- Chef cuts in line, literally; in custody after 'accident'
A 15-year-old boy was stabbed yesterday in the MRT concourse of Taipei Main Station at around 1 p.m., sustaining a wound on the right side of his upper torso.
Taiwan -- Ko demonstrates baseball 'talents' to advertise Taipei ahead of contest
Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je appeared at Taipei Main Station yesterday to publicize the 2017 Taipei Universiade and support the athletes competing at the current 2015 Gwangju Universiade, using a live video uplink to connect with participants in Gwangju, South Korea.
Likely Kuomintang (KMT) 2016 presidential candidate and Deputy Legislative Speaker Hung Hsiu-chu (洪秀柱) stirred controversy by stating that she "could not say the R.O.C. exists" while defining her cross-strait policy in a television interview on local television Thursday.
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