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Traditional puppet shows have always been popular in Taiwan, but as they are performed in Hokkien, this form of entertainment has been mainly favored by grassroots people who speak that dialect.
 
Kaohsiung Prison denies 'seventh inmate'
Kaohsiung Prison Deputy Warden Lai Zheng-rong (賴政榮) held a press conference yesterday to refute a media report that a seventh inmate was involved in last week's hostage crisis.
 
Inmates cite NT$200 pay, Chen release as motives
Armed inmates cited low monthly wages and the "unfair" release of former President Chen Shui-bian (陳水扁) as their motives for leading a hostage crisis in Kaohsiung Prison.
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"Surrendering" to police could be the smartest decision Hui Bao, a stray pet parrot, ever made, as its move allowed it to find its way home after becoming lost in the concrete jungle of Kaohsiung in southern Taiwan for 16 months.
 
Four Vietnamese fishermen were arrested by Taiwan's maritime patrol corps in Kaohsiung on Sunday for allegedly trying to sneak into Taiwan.
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Pop-rock band Mayday will be among the stars to join a New Year's Day concert at the site of the July gas explosions in Kaohsiung to boost tourism and help the disaster area recover.
 
Kaohsiung unveils campaign to revive blast area
In an effort to revive the commercial district devastated by gas explosions in late July, the Kaohsiung City Government is holding a lucky draw event and other promotional sales to attract consumption at local stores.
 
A Taiwanese woman is being investigated for allegedly killing a senior citizen, also from Taiwan, in Japan earlier this month, the Kaohsiung District Prosecutors Office said Monday.
 
Kaohsiung hospital gives 'heaviest man in Asia' second chance at life
A Kaohsiung man was discharged from E-Da Hospital in the city Wednesday after recovering from gastric bypass surgery to help reduce his weight.
 
Police arrest retired teacher murder suspect
Kaohsiung police yesterday arrested a 38-year-old suspect, surnamed Liu, in connection with the killing of a 60-year-old retired female teacher, surnamed Kao, whose body was found in her car on Dec. 3. Liu has previously been convicted of fraud.
 
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