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An unlikely visitor
A wild short-eared owl caught in the bird net at Kinmen Airport in mid-November is seen in this photo taken in Kinmen on Thursday, Dec. 8. After discovering the bird, which is an endangered species, the airport handed it to Kinmen County government for medical care and rehabilitation. The bird was released into the wild on Thursday afternoon.
 
Sister schools
Students from Japan's Hokuriku College, first to fifth from left, pose with students from Tainan City Chang Jung Girls' Senior High School, Thursday, Dec. 8.
 
Chen Yung-cheng, former chair of the Taiwan Asset Management Corporation, took office Thursday as chairman of the Taipei Exchange.
 
Token of thanks
Mongolian horse "Yung Chun" kisses its keeper in this photo provided by the Taipei Zoo on Wednesday, Dec. 7. The zoo said Yung Chun often shows appreciation when its hair is being combed by touching its keeper with its nose or mouth.
 
A man attempted to rob a Standard Chartered Bank branch in Taipei Wednesday afternoon, escaping as soon as an alarm went off, police said.
 
Prostitution ring busted
Four foreign suspects detained after allegedly engaging in prostitution are seen in photo taken in Yunlin on Tuesday, Dec. 6. Yunlin District Prosecutors Office said Tuesday that they have uncovered a prostitution ring and are scheduled to charge ring members for human trafficking. The four foreign nationals are set to be deported, prosecutors said.
 
Canyon tragedy
The "Wan Lian" (萬年,"ten thousand years") Canyon in Yunlin's Gukeng Township is seen in this undated file photo. Police said on Tuesday, Dec. 6 that a man and his wife from Miaoli were found dead in waters at the canyon. Authorities are still investigating the exact cause of death.
 
Anti-rainbow flag protest
Protesters rally at Taichung City Hall plaza on Tuesday, Dec. 6, urging Taichung Mayor Lin Chia-lung to back away from his decision to fly the rainbow flag for seven days at Taichung local governmental buildings starting Dec. 10 to show support for LGBT people. .
 
Charter flights between Hualien in eastern Taiwan and Hong Kong were launched on Tuesday, providing more convenient air links and transit services for both sides, Hualien County government announced on Tuesday.
 
Taoyuan police recently arrested three suspects for allegedly growing marijuana in their rented apartments, according to the Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB).
 
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