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Fire at chemical fiber plant
Firefighters battle a fire at a chemical fiber plant of the Chung-shing Textile Co., Ltd. in Yangmei, Taoyuan, on Friday, Sept. 9. The fire broke out on Friday afternoon and spread quickly. There was no reports of casualty as of press time.
 
A Taiwanese man who runs a manpower agency in southern Taiwan's Kaohsiung has been sentenced to five years in prison for raping an Indonesian caregiver on multiple occasions, the Taiwan Kaohsiung District Court said Thursday.
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A five-star hotel announced that it will hold a stair-climbing race on Nov. 19, offering winners a night in its presidential suite worth NT$60,000 (US$1,920).
 
The Kaohsiung city government promised to help attract more foreign tourists to the city, as tourism-related operators and companies in the city announced a plan to take part in a rally in Taipei Sept. 12 to highlight the problems facing them amid a steep decline in tourist arrivals to the city.
 
43,000 industry professionals expected in attendance at SEMICON Taiwan 2016
SEMICON Taiwan 2016 kicked off Wednesday with about 600 semiconductor firms from around the world in a three-day trade show in Taipei.
 
Rape suspect arrested
A mask-wearing suspect is escorted by detectives after being arrested in Changhua County on attempted rape charges, Wednesday, Sept. 7. The 31-year-old suspect, surnamed Chang, allegedly abducted and drugged a junior high school student from Miaoli County in an attempt to rape her, police said. The girl managed to escape, they added.
 
NBA superstar Stephen Curry mesmerized fans with his signature warm-up drill and half-court shots during a fan meeting at a packed Xinzhuang stadium in New Taipei on Tuesday , promising local fans he would be back soon.
 
Flooding in Tainan
Rainwater reaches knee-level on a street in Tainan on Tuesday, Sept. 6. Downpours became more severe after noon, causing widespread flooding in regions such as Tainan's Rende District (仁德區) and Yongkang (永康區).
 
Global Harbor Cities Forum
Premier Lin Chuan (林全), front row fifth from right, Kaohsiung Mayor Chen Chu (陳菊), front row fifth from left, and city representatives from multiple countries pose for a photo at the opening ceremony of the Global Harbor Cities Forum (全球港灣城市論壇) in Kaohsiung City on Tuesday, Sept. 6.
 
The ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) reiterated Tuesday its opposition to the opening of casinos in the outlying island county of Penghu, saying that setting up casinos is not the only option for developing tourism.
 
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