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Sunday, June 28, 2015
Taiwan -- Witnesses describe 'hell' of Taiwan water park blast
Witnesses described the scene at a Taiwan water park as "hell" after a ball of fire ripped through a crowd, with authorities putting the number of injured at more than 500 on Sunday, almost 200 of them seriously.
Taiwan -- At least 160 injured in water park fire
Around 160 people were injured when a suspected dust explosion caused a fire at a theme park yesterday in one of the biggest accidents in New Taipei City in recent history.
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Opposition leader Tsai Ing-wen yesterday criticized her Kuomintang (KMT) rival in the presidential election over her "reckless" cross-strait policies.
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A 43-member team of judo and taekwondo fighters, as well as athletes in other sports, is representing Taiwan's police and fire departments in the 2015 World Police and Fire Games being held in Fairfax County in the U.S. state of Virginia from June 26-July 5.
As the U.S. legalization of same-sex marriage has become a hot topic, both the opposition Democratic Progressive Party's (DPP's) presidential candidate Tsai Ing-wen and Kuomintang presidential hopeful Hung Hsiu-chu have taken to Facebook to express their support for tolerance of the gay community.
The issue of legalizing gay marriage is "extremely controversial" in Taiwan, a senior Ministry of Justice official said Saturday, adding that the government would not consider making same-sex marriages legal for the time being.
Hung Hsiu-chu, who is set to be nominated as the ruling Kuomintang (KMT) presidential candidate, will kick off an "unconventional" campaign trail this week at the earliest, taking her around the nation to understand local needs, her spokesman said yesterday.
Hungary's outgoing representative to Taiwan described his posting in Taiwan as "a gift" in his career, saying that he will never forget the three years he spent here.
The United States Supreme Court's ruling on legalizing same-sex marriage in the U.S. has stirred up discussion in Taiwan, but legislators here are mostly reserved about a revision of family law and many believe no resolutions will be adopted, as it is an election year.
Nine out of 23 colleges that applied for an increase to the tuition fees they charge were given approval by the Ministry of Education (MOE) yesterday.
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