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October, 27, 2016

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Kaohsiung began a week-long test of the country's first light rail system on Tuesday with an eye toward holding a passenger trial run in the second half of August, the southern Taiwan city's Mass Rapid Transit Bureau said.
A Vietnamese migrant worker allegedly stabbed a dormitory superintendent to death over a request to clean a floor in Greater Kaohsiung, according to local media.
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Hsu Tien-cheng, chairman of the New Age SETH Education Foundation in Kaohsiung, will accompany a group of cancer-patients to push for the summit of Jade Mountain this September. He spoke to many foundation members yesterday to drum up encouragement, local media reported.
An alternative service conscript serving at the Kaohsiung City Fire Department assisted in emergency deliveries of newborns two times in the span of a week, according to local officials.
According to the Kaohsiung City Government Department of Health (DOH, 高雄市衛生局), 10 patients have died since June due to influenza infections, including a 4- year-old girl, the department said yesterday.
Gay rights group says Kaohsiung decision 'makes fun of' them
A gay rights group criticized a Kaohsiung City Government plan to accept lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgenders (LGBT) by marking their partners in city records, saying it is merely a measure to "make fun of" the community without having any substantive effect.
Kaohsiung City health officials on Wednesday erected a warning sign in a market, after five cases of dengue fever were reported at that location and officials disinfected the area and its environs the previous day.
The Water Resources Agency of the Ministry of Economic Affairs announced that the scheduled water rationing for today and May 20 has been postponed in the Kaohsiung area after the eighth drought prevention meeting on May 15.
With enough water supply in the Gaoping River Dam (高屏溪攔河堰), the government decided to halt water restrictions in Kaohsiung next week for the third time since phase-three rationing was introduced at the beginning of this month.
Members of a gay group expressed hope Wednesday that wedding leave can be applied to gay couples after the Kaohsiung city government said it is mulling whether to mark the partners of lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgenders (LGBT) in the household registration system.
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