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Two men have been arrested at Kaohsiung International Airport after they were found to be carrying more than 10 kilograms of methamphetamine worth NT$3 million (US$92,750) in market value to Japan Tuesday, Kaohsiung aviation police said Wednesday.
 
Police are searching for an armed suspect who made off with NT$900,000 in a bank robbery in Kaohsiung City (高雄市) Friday afternoon.
 
A Kaohsiung-based environmental protection group on Wednesday expressed dissatisfaction with a decision by the local administrative court that revokes penalties sought by the city government for Advanced Semiconductor Engineering Inc. (ASE, 日月光) for a leak of toxic wastewater from its biggest plant in the city.
 
Car and motorbike drivers will be required to turn on their headlights whenever they are on the road, including during the day, to help reduce the number of traffic accidents in the city, a Kaohsiung official said Tuesday.
 
At least NT$700 million will be invested in overhauling Kaohsiung's Pingding Water Treatment Works to provide a more stable water supply, Taiwan Water Corporation (TWC, 台水公司) announced Friday.
 
Police authorities in Southern Taiwan have arrested six suspects in connection to the modification of firearms and possession of illicit drugs, according to the Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB, 刑事局).
 
Air quality in Kaohsiung City and Pingtung County reached hazardous levels Tuesday morning, and people in the two areas with breathing problems were urged by the Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) to avoid outdoor activities.
 
A Chinese woman died in a hospital in Kaohsiung on Wednesday, Feb. 24 from injuries sustained in an electric scooter crash in the Kenting area the previous day, according to police.
 
Kenyan runners have been invincible in most marathon races in Taiwan, and the 2016 Kaohsiung Mizuno International Marathon, which took place in the port city Sunday with the participation of around 30,000 foreign and local runners, was no exception.
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A new type of pumpkin with the flavor of chestnuts that has potential for export has been developed, the Kaohsiung District Agricultural Research and Extension Station said.
 
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