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August, 30, 2016

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Taipei gov't censured over Dome contract
The Control Yuan Thursday approved a proposal from three of its members to censure the Taipei City Government for "breaking the trust" of its partner of the BOT (build-operate-transfer) project of the Taipei Dome.
In plane sight
Fighter jets are seen at the Hualien Air Force Base in this photo taken in the eastern county on Thursday, Aug. 11. The base will be open to the public in an exhibition on Aug.
Canoe lend a hand?
Shipbuilder Wen Chih-yong (溫志榮), second left, guides college and elementary school students to build canoes in a program held by the Taiwan Normal University and Tong Hsien Elementary School in Yilan on Thursday, Aug. 11.
A domestic helper sparked a controversy Wednesday when she livestreamed a video on Facebook of her 98-year-old employer using the bathroom at her home in Pingtung.
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Taipei Zoo giraffe dies during shipping process
A seven-year-old giraffe has died while being shipped to Leofoo Village Zoo in order to participate in a breeding program Wednesday, with zoo authorities citing a myriad of reasons as causes of its death.
Election cycle
Former President Ma Ying-jeou smiles cheerfully while biking on a trail in Eastern Taiwan, Wednesday, Aug. 10. Ma, a sports enthusiast, began his bike tour from Hualien's Shoufeng Township, riding along County Road No. 193.
The 2017 New Year's fireworks display at the Taipei 101 skyscraper will be partially replaced by a light show, the first time that lighting will be added to the annual extravaganza, Taipei 101 spokesman Michael Liu announced Wednesday.
Beginning Aug. 15, Taipei residents can dispose of their suitcases, helmets, umbrellas and trophies simply by handing them over to garbage truck workers, who will collect them for recycling and reuse.
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100 sick cats found abandoned in Hsinchu County farmhouse
A man, surnamed Huang and who goes by "Cat Grandpa," is suspected of abandoning around 100 "poor quality" cats at a farmhouse in Xinfeng Township, Hsinchu County, northern Taiwan, officials with the Hsinchu County Animal Disease Control Center said on Monday.
Wanted woman arrested by the police while playing 'Pokemon Go'
A woman wanted by police was picked up Sunday in Miaoli County after she was stopped on her scooter by traffic patrol officers while she was playing the virtual reality game Pokemon Go, one day after its launch in Taiwan, police said.
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