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June, 28, 2016

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Raring to go
A girl from an unspecified country is all smiles in this photo provided Saturday, May 28 by National Tsing Hua University, which was calling attention to its volunteers' upcoming overseas services this summer.
Red summer
This undated photo from the Forestry Bureau shows the bright red leaves of Acer maximowiczii at Yilan's Taipingshan National Forest Recreation Area.
NTU president re-elected
Yang Pan-chyr, president of National Taiwan University (NTU), speaks at a school meeting Saturday, May 28, where he was re-elected to another term. Yang, a professor of medicine, received 142 votes of approval from more than half of all attendees at the meeting for him to continue to lead Taiwan's top university for four more years.
The Maokong Gondola service in Taipei will resume in June, following a 23-day suspension for annual maintenance, the Taipei Rapid Transit Corporation said Saturday.
A female paratrooper suffered minor injuries in a failed jump attempt during a training session held in southern Kaohsiung city on Friday morning, the Taiwan military said.
The end of the road
A blocked industrial road is shown in this photo provided by the Miaoli County Fire Department on Friday, May 27. Stones littered the industrial road on the borders connecting Miaoli County's Taian Township (泰安鄉) and Taichung's Daan Tribe, though no injuries or casualties were reported.
Birds of a feather
Two white-breasted waterhens, one an adult and one a baby, take a walk near the nest they made at the Taipei City Zoo, Friday, May 27. Seven little birds were hatched at the zoo, which visitors admired. Visitors said looked like tiny, black, fuzzy pom-poms. White-breasted waterhens frequently make appearances at the zoo -- most only stay a short time, and often hide within bushes by the pond.
Possible penalties for council ketamine display
A Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Miaoli County councillor could face charges as she punctuated her interpellation with a bag of the class-3 narcotic ketamine, in an attempt to highlight drug abuse in the county on Thursday.
Youbike in Hsinchu began a test run Thursday, joining the nine other cities and counties in Taiwan that provide bike rental services to the public.
A Greater bridge
A view of the uncompleted Kinmen Bridge, which is expected to connect Greater Kinmen and Lesser Kinmen by July 2017. Lawmakers yesterday condemned the slow pace of construction work, which started in 2011 and so far is only 38 percent complete. The Legislature's Transportation Committee demanded that builders make improvements by this June 25 or lose their contract.
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