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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).
 
CPC among 44 fined for labor law violations
The Kaohsiung City Government's Labor Affairs Bureau yesterday announced that it has already fined 44 companies this year for violating the Labor Standards Act, including publicly owned CPC Corporation (中油).
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Kaohsiung forces petrochemical HQ relocation
The Kaohsiung City Government is ordering petrochemical companies that bury pipelines under its jurisdiction to move their headquarters to the city.
 
Around 80 people from the New Taipei Municipal Ankang High School (新北市立安康高中) suffered from food poisoning yesterday during a graduation trip to Kaohsiung.
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The funeral of a woman who sold meals for only NT$10 (US$0.32) for decades to help people living on low-incomes was held in Kaohsiung on Wednesday, with several people whom Chuang Chu Yu-nu (莊朱玉女) helped showing up to pay their respects to a woman they were thankful to for her compassion.
 
The Kaohsiung branch of Chang Gung Memorial Hospital (CGMH) said Friday it will provide training to doctors from three of Taiwan's diplomatic allies in the field of liver diseases and transplantation.
 
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