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Defense Minister Feng Shih-kuan said Tuesday that the military will ship ammunition to the Pratas Islands and not Taiping Island in the Spratly archipelago.
 
Last missing person found dead in river tracing accident
The remaining missing person, a 44-year-old woman surnamed Hsu, who was washed away by surging water in a New Taipei City river-tracing incident Sunday was found dead Monday at 4:57 p.m., fire department officials said.
 
Sheer delight
Amid the increasingly hot weather, animal conservation specialists at Taipei Zoo are beginning to slash the fleece off of animals that won't molt in the summer, such as alpacas, to make them feel more comfortable under high temperatures, according to a zoo spokesman.
 
3 dead in river tracing accident after rainfall
Three out of six people washed away during a river-tracing trip in New Taipei Sunday were pronounced dead after being taken to hospitals, while the other three remained missing as of press time.
 
Ex-military officer gets master's degree at 84
A former military officer graduated from Tamkang University's Graduate Institute of International Affairs and Strategic Studies Sunday, receiving his master's degree at the age of 84.
 
Power has been restored at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport Terminal 2, and the air-conditioning system was turned back on Sunday, three days after it was damaged by heavy flooding.
 
Former President Chen Shui-bian's (陳水扁) attendance at a dinner celebrating the establishment of a foundation in Taipei Saturday did not violate the provisions of his medical parole, a chief prison official said Sunday.
 
Frantic search after six swept away in New Taipei river [Updated]
Rescuers are searching for four adults and two teenagers who were swept away earlier today by a fast-moving creek in New Taipei.
 
Waste of space
Barrels containing almost 1,000 tons of liquid waste are stacked inside a warehouse in Dabei Village, Yunlin County on Friday, June 3. Environmental officials from the county raided the illegal storage facility after receiving complaints from residents about the stench coming from the warehouse. The officials referred the case to prosecutors and are attempting to determine the source of the liquid waste.
 
A student leader at Fu Jen Catholic University (FJU), along with a group calling itself "FJU Cinderella," have finally had their voices heard, after she embarked on a hunger strike in late May to protest against the practice of schools imposing curfew at girls' dormitories.
 
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