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Sunday, October 25, 2015
3,500 ducks slaughtered due to bird flu outbreak
Some 3,500 ducks on a farm in Pingtung County's Gaoshu (高樹) township were culled Saturday after a highly pathogenic strain of the avian influenza virus was detected on the farm, the Bureau of Animal and Plant Health Inspection and Quarantine said.
The 2015 Kaohsiung Food Show will kick off its tasty festivities on Nov. 5 to 8 at the Kaohsiung Exhibition Center with a cooking competition today.
Saturday, October 24, 2015
I won't clamp down on home prices: Ko
Taipei City Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) said yesterday that he will not "clamp down on home prices" (打房), a comment that appears to contradict his earlier policy direction.
The Supreme Court yesterday gave the final verdict on rich socialite Justin Lee (李宗瑞), who was sentenced to 22 years and 10 months in prison for doping and raping multiple women.
The Taipei Water Department has created a Web page on its official website that enables city residents to check if their houses are being served drinking water through pipes made of lead installed decades ago.
The Taipei City Government will convene a meeting Monday to discuss the timetable for replacing water pipes made of lead installed decades ago amid health concerns, the chief of the Taipei Water Department (台北自來水事業處) said Friday.
Taipei's Department of Economic Development wants to help the gaming community in Taiwan get public resources to promote e-sports by having e-sports included among the sports officially recognized by the central government.
The Taiwan International Ports Corporation (TIPC, 台灣港務公司) has invested approximately NT$1.1 billion dollars to create Penghu Pier in order to accommodate cruise liners, in hopes of making Magong Harbor (馬公港) a "world class cruise terminal," TIPC officials said yesterday.
Thursday, October 22, 2015
A family in New Taipei City recorded a video of an Indonesian caregiver abusing a 76-year-old woman this week, and pressed charges for assault.
Wednesday, October 21, 2015
An Indonesian caregiver who recorded a video of her being abused by her employer has been put in a migrant worker shelter, police said Tuesday.
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