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June, 29, 2016

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The U.S. Coast Guard says 19 Taiwanese fishermen were rescued after their boat caught fire 900 miles southeast of Bermuda.
 
The Legislative Yuan on Thursday began review of a legal amendment to prohibit the consumption of dog and cat meat in Taiwan.
 
Taiwan's birth rate continues to fall, with women having fewer babies, having their first baby at a later age and being less willing to have a third child, according to statistics compiled by the Ministry of the Interior.
 
Dog attacks toddler
This hospital imagery shows bite injuries sustained by a toddler in Taichung, Thursday, June 23. The 2-year-old boy was attacked by a stray dog in Taichung's Taiping District and suffered more than a hundred scratches from head to toe. After intensive treatment of the child's wounds, which ranged from 0.5 to 2 centimeters in length, his condition has stabilized.
 
Bollywood in Taipei
Bollywood actresses pose with their wedding dresses in Taipei, Thursday, June 23. Stars (from left) Sukirti Kandpal, Sara Khan and Surbhi Jyoti were reportedly so satisfied with their wedding photo services in Taipei that they were remiss to leave Taiwan after the photo shoot ended. Kandpal, who posted her picture and captioned it on Twitter, wrote: "After seeing today excitement I can't wait to get married (after a longgggg longggggg time)."
 
The Executive Yuan will withdraw 115 bills, including a bill to oversee cross-Taiwan Strait agreements, which were sent to the Legislature prior to the May 20 presidential inauguration, Cabinet spokesman Tung Chen-yuan said Thursday.
 
More than 56 percent of people in Taiwan think that the new administration led by President Tsai Ing-wen and Premier Lin Chuan has the ability to solve problems, according to a survey released by the Taiwanese Public Opinion Foundation on Thursday.
 
President Tsai promotes 37 to general
President Tsai Ing-wen on Thursday promoted a batch senior military personnel to general in her first such act since becoming commander in chief on May 20.
 
Transitional justice bill faces protests
Indigenous peoples have protested that their rights are being ignored in a transitional justice bill that the ruling party has launched.
 
Legislators to amend employment laws to benefit guest workers
A legislative committee took the first step Wednesday toward amending employment regulations that require foreign guest workers to return to their native countries in order to reapply for renewal of their contracts after three years.
 
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