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Saturday, August 16, 2014
Taiwan -- Boy killed in Xindian gas explosion
A gas explosion occurred at a residential complex in Xindian District, New Taipei City yesterday, causing the death of a young boy and over 10 individuals to be hospitalized.
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Taiwan -- Kaohsiung mayor reserved on 'petrochemical zone'
Whether or not a specialized petrochemical zone should be set up in Kaohsiung is something that needs to be discussed with the citizens of Kaohsiung, the city's mayor, Chen Chu (陳菊), said yesterday.
Taipei Mayor Hau Lung-bin (郝龍斌) yesterday announced the abolishment of the 12-year compulsory education special exam in Taipei, but maintained the admission of feature high schools.
An American national, who has lived in Taiwan for 10 years, was found guilty on Friday of growing cannabis in his residence in Changhua County and sentenced to four years in jail.
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Thursday, August 14, 2014
About 500 travelers hoping to reach Magong (馬公) via a ferry route departing from Chiayi County's Port of Budai (布袋港) were stranded due to rough conditions at sea yesterday morning.
New Taipei police yesterday arrested a suspect for his alleged involvement in selling and planting marijuana in his home, according to the Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB, 刑事警察局).
Taiwan -- New Taipei man arrested after growing marijuana in his home
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Taiwan -- Heavy rain floods streets in Tainan, 'rain break' declared
Tainan City gave employees a day off yesterday morning due to flooding from torrential rain, but many citizens complained that the city government did not announce this decision early enough, causing them trouble during their commutes in the city.
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Between midnight and noon yesterday, precipitation in Tainan's Sigang District (西港) and Anding District (安定) surpassed 300 millimeters. Between 7 and 8 a.m., precipitation was recorded as falling at a volume of 90.5 millimeters per hour in the Southern Taiwan city's West Central District (中西區).
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Taiwan -- Empty tank truck collides with bus in Kaohsiung, killing 1
An empty tank truck collided head-on with a commuter bus in Kaohsiung late Monday, killing the driver of the truck and injuring 18 people on the bus, according to the police.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) will perform an exercise at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport designed to intercept the arrival of travelers suspected of being infected with the Ebola virus, a senior CDC official said Tuesday.
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
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