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Protesters spill blood over holidays
Labor groups staged a demonstration on Ketagalan Boulevard Sunday, asking the government not to annul the seven-day statutory national holidays, and to ensure a fair work environment in Taiwan.
 
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 that killed one fisherman and injured three others.
 
Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Legislator Tuan Yi-kang (段宜康) yesterday apologized for criticizing Hualien voters on social media after they elected a Kuomintang mayor.
 
AIRPORT MRT: Political considerations 'won't affect launch date'
Echoing statements made by the city's mayor, Taoyuan Metro Company general manager Chen Kai-ling (陳凱凌) said Sunday there was no set timetable for the start of the airport line, stressing that political considerations would not influence the launch date.
 
Forum discusses sugar-free gum and the prevention of oral diseases
At an international forum on paediatric dentistry on Friday, experts elaborated on the importance of oral health maintenance, while also suggesting that there is more that people can do in their daily lives to prevent tooth decay.
 
Ministry of Culture grant for pop groups raises eyebrows
A Ministry of Culture grant program has sparked intense criticism after five pop groups were awarded funding.
 
An English summer camp in the Xiaolin Village in the mountainous Jiasian District in Kaohsiung ended on Aug. 23 with a theatrical production after five days of English lessons and creative activities.
 
While Taiwan has decided to implement a measure next year requiring senior motorists and motorcyclists aged 75 or over to pass a cognitive test to have their drivers' licenses renewed, a trial run showed that only 68 percent of those taking the mandatory test received a passing score.
 
Oscar-winning Taiwanese director Ang Lee (李安) will receive the highest honor given by the International Broadcasting Convention (IBC), the International Honor for Excellence award, during the IBC Awards ceremony in Amsterdam on Sept. 11.
 
AU Optronics Corp. (AUO), announced Monday it would demonstrate the world's first 120Hz ultra-high refresh rate notebook PC panel and ultra slim and light mobile device displays.
 
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