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None of the 60 venues designated for the 2017 Taipei Summer Universiade are currently ready for operation, a Taipei City councilor said on Wednesday.
 
With a decision looming over Farglory's (遠雄) contract for the Taipei Dome (台北大巨蛋) project, city officials estimated Thursday that the contractor was seeking NT$90 billion (approx. US$2.9 billion) from the city in compensation should its contract be terminated.
 
Water out
Water is discharged from Shihmen Reservoir in Taoyuan on Thursday, July 7, to adjust water levels in anticipation of the incoming Typhoon Neparkat.
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Six perish in fire at care home for elderly in New Taipei City
An intense fire broke out at an elderly care center in New Taipei City around 7 a.m. Wednesday, killing six people. The center was imposed a fine of NT$300,000 for failing to abide by the Senior Citizens Welfare Act.
 
Taoyuan airport will be flood-proof: MOTC
The transportation minister said he is fully confident Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport will be flood-proof if an approaching typhoon batters the country with strong winds and torrential rain in the next few days.
 
An apartment in Taichung City caught fire Wednesday, causing five injuries, according to firefighters. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.
 
More than 1,000 geese at a farm in the Xinhua District of Tainan in southern Taiwan were destroyed Monday after samples from the farm tested positive for a new strain of H5 avian flu virus, according to officials.
 
Six seniors die in fire at elderly care center
An intense fire broke out at an elderly care center in New Taipei around 7 a.m. Wednesday, killing six people and leaving one in critical condition.
 
Immigrants tell stories in native languages at Taoyuan contest
The Taoyuan Culture Foundation and the departments of Education and Social Welfare of the Taoyuan City Government recently jointly organized a competition among immigrant residents, allowing them to talk about their homesickness and the experience of living in Taiwan in their mother tongues.
 
Eid al-Fitr, an important religious holiday celebrated by Muslims worldwide that marks the end of the monthlong daytime fasting period known as Ramadan, will be observed July 6 this year in Taiwan, the Taipei Grand Mosque said Tuesday.
 
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