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May, 26, 2016

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CPC Corp., Taiwan (中油), the state-owned oil supplier, reported a tripped ethylene charge gas compressor at its Kaohsiung Linyuan Petrochemical Plant on Sunday, resulting in flare-ups and billows of black smoke coming out of its flare stack.
New Universiade venue in limbo
New Taipei City Mayor Eric Chu waves to reporters on Sunday, May 15. Another venue for the 2017 Summer Universiade, which takes place in Taiwan from Aug. 19 to Aug. 30, appears to be in limbo.
Many survivors of a housing complex that collapsed during an earthquake in Tainan in February, returned to the site of their former home Sunday for a memorial ceremony to mark the 100th day of the tragedy that took 115 human lives.
A massive beach-cleaning effort was launched in Kinmen Saturday, drawing local government staff, military personnel, voluntary workers and residents from around the offshore county.
The government of Chiayi County is planning to resolve the serious traffic jam that builds up every weekend in the area that houses a big tourist hit -- a high heel-shaped church made of over 300 panes of blue-tinted glass -- with electric-powered scooters and buses.
No time for monkey business?
A police officer sits with a baby macaque in Taitung in this file photo. The monkey was found in a hospital parking lot on Saturday and reported to police, who took it back to the station for bottle feeding.
Koreans injured in collision
A damaged coach is seen parked after an accident in New Taipei City, Saturday, May 14.
The Ministry of Education said Thursday that it will soon launch its own investigation into the case of the president of Nan Jeon University of Science and Technology in Tainan allegedly selling counterfeit degree certificates to teachers at the university.
Johanne Liou (劉喬安), once known as the "Sunflower Queen" during the student movement to occupy the Legislature in 2014, on Thursday admitted to involvement in cross-border prostitution and a human trafficking ring, according to the Taipei District Prosecutors Office.
An 81-year-old retired teacher in Taitung County who wants to take his wife for a drive around the island, passed a cognitive assessment test Wednesday that is used to determine the driving ability of elderly drivers.
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