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Saturday, November 7, 2015
Taichung police recently busted a luxury car theft ring that targeted high-end foreign imported vehicles, the Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB, 刑事局) has announced.
Friday, November 6, 2015
3 brothers killed in Miramar family feud
A man, surnamed Huang, fatally shot his two elder brothers in the head before taking his own life, allegedly after quarrelling over a disputed inheritance, said local police yesterday.
Thursday, November 5, 2015
Two police officers in New Taipei have been detained and held incommunicado on suspicion of taking bribes from a landfill operator engaged in illegal dumping of waste soil on a farm near the habitat of a young Siberian white crane, the Jinshan police precinct said Wednesday.
Wednesday, November 4, 2015
Fruit vendors at Shilin Night Market, one of Taipei's popular tourist attractions, came under the spotlight again Tuesday as a government minister said the "pests" who overcharge foreign visitors must be exposed.
Taipei riverside bike path has been selected as one of Taiwan's 10 best classic cycling routes based on an online poll and a panel of judges in a competition organized by the country's Sports Administration.
The Taiwan Water Corp. (TWC, 台灣自來水公司) released details on the blood screening it offered residents exposed to water from old lead pipes in Miaoli, Hualien and Yilan.
Tuesday, November 3, 2015
Oil pipeline ruptures in Xizhi, resulting in injuries to motorists
An underground oil pipeline ruptured suddenly yesterday morning in New Taipei's Xizhi District, causing a leak that seeped 70 meters and injured several passing motorcyclists. Company officials, while maintaining that further investigations would be made, stated that a 5.9 magnitude earthquake that hit the eastern portion of the island at 5:09 a.m. may have caused the rupture. The tremor registered a magnitude 1 in New Taipei.
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Taipei may curb its citywide "Taipei Free" Wi-Fi services in the future, as a city councilor yesterday called current services redundant and expensive.
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Despite being the first city in the nation to recognize same-sex partnerships, Kaohsiung will not allow wedding leave to same-sex couples until the country's law is changed to recognize same-same marriage, a city government official said Monday.
The Taipei City Government sterilized parts of the City Hall yesterday evening after it was reported that a city employee had contracted dengue fever. Officials disinfected office areas on the seventh, eighth and ninth floors of City Hall including adjacent public areas, two basement levels, parking spaces and the roof.
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