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Thursday, November 26, 2015
A 25 year-old Taiwanese man was found dead on an EVA Airways flight Wednesday while the aircraft was in the air, destined for the Indonesian capital of Jakarta, from Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport.
Amendments to three broadcast laws will not reach a vote this year and must roll over to the Legislative Yuan's new term after the Jan. 16 general elections, according to Speaker Wang Jin-pyng (王金平).
The opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) on Wednesday urged the Taiwan government to stay on the alert and be prepared, after Taiwan's national flag showed up in a newly released video by the Islamic State, spurring concerns that Taiwan has become a target of the militant group.
While the dengue fever outbreak has slowed in the southern city of Tainan, it remains high in the neighboring city of Kaohsiung, which saw 466 new cases on Tuesday alone, according to the latest statistics released Wednesday by the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC).
Wednesday, November 25, 2015
Ma 'not ruling out' Taiping Island visit
President Ma Ying-jeou has "not ruled out" a visit to Taiping Island (太平島), an island in the Spratly Islands in the South China Sea for next month, after local media cited national security sources, yesterday.
A recent survey has found that 95 percent of respondents support signing a document indicating their wish for palliative care if they suffer serious incurable illness, while 97 percent back physicians' legal immunity if they provide palliative care upon patient request.
Deputy MAC head resigns, expected to stay as advisor
Deputy Chairwoman and spokeswoman of the Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) Wu Mei-hung's (吳美紅) request to step down from her position was approved yesterday by the Presidential Office. The resignation will take effect Dec. 2. She is expected to retain a position within the Cabinet as an advisor to the Executive Yuan.
In the first stage of a water conservation project, Taiwan will build six plants that can turn wastewater into usable water for industrial parks by 2020, the Economics Ministry's Water Resources Agency (水利署) said on Monday.
The first human infection of H7N9 avian influenza of the season emerged in China's Guangdong (廣東) province, announced the Centers for Disease Control (CDC, 疾管局) yesterday after confirmation from mainland Chinese public health officials.
People First Party (PFP) presidential candidate James Soong (宋楚瑜) and his running mate Hsu Hsin-ying (徐欣瑩) registered Tuesday for the January 2016 presidential election, becoming the first pair to do.
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