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"To save up enough money to help our mother buy a new house" is the wish made for the upcoming Mother's Day by the Lin sisters, whose filial piety was recognized at an award ceremony held Sunday in Kaohsiung.
 
Phase-three water rationing in Kaohsiung delayed: gov't
Thanks to growing precipitation and the resulting influx of water to Kaohsiung's main source of water, the Gaoping River (高屏溪), the third-stage water rationing scheduled to begin next week will be postponed, the government said yesterday.
 
A student attending Kaohsiung Medical University (KMU, 高雄醫學大學), surnamed Huang (黃), committed suicide yesterday morning after being implicated in the murder of a fellow student, surnamed Liu (劉), on April 28, according to the Kaohsiung District Prosecutors Office (KDPO, 高雄地檢署).
 
A mechanic has been acquitted in a case where two people died in an elevator accident in Kaohsiung about 18 months ago, according to the district court in the southern city.
 
An elderly woman was found to be alive by surprised staff at a mourning hall next to Kaohsiung municipal funeral home on Saturday morning after being taken there by her son, despite being still very much alive.
 
A wanted man shot himself in the head late last night in Kaohsiung after finding that he was completely surrounded by the police and there was no possibility of escape.
 
Kaohsiung in southern Taiwan has been using aerial photography to track down sources of air pollution, with officials saying the new technology helps them work more effectively.
 
A senior citizens' home in Kaohsiung held an unveiling ceremony of a bronze statue of the late President Chiang Kai-shek (蔣介石) donated by a local university, a move in stark contrast to a campaign advocating the removal of statues of the late leader from campuses around the country.
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The Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB, 刑事警察局) and local prosecutors are investigating a Greater Kaohsiung health clinic for selling a controlled substance without a prescription.
 
Foreign Minister David Lin (林永樂) yesterday denied that China's planning of the M503 flight route was related to Taiwan's bid to join the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). China sent aircraft to test the flight route on Sunday; the test lasted for approximately two hours, according to Taiwan's Civil Aeronautics Administration (民航局).
 
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