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Skipper severely injured in Taitung fishing boat explosion
A Taiwanese fishing boat captain was severely injured and two crew members sustained minor injuries on Saturday after their boat caught fire and exploded at Xingang Fishing Port (新港漁港) in eastern Taiwan's Taitung County, apparently while refueling.
 
Ecotravel tops agenda at aboriginal business forum
A second forum on business development in Taiwan's indigenous communities opened on Friday at the National Taitung University campus in the Jinfong Township of Taitung County, eastern Taiwan.
 
Taiwan's southeastern county of Taitung was jolted by four earthquakes overnight, including one with a magnitude of 4.5 at 04:05 a.m. Friday, the Central Weather Bureau said.
 
Fun for the whole family
An Indonesian mother-daughter duo performs at Taitung's Southeast Asian Language Family Singing Competition on Sunday, Nov. 13.
 
Ranking race
Cyclists head off from the starting line at the nationwide road cycling ranking competition in Taitung on Sunday, Oct. 30. In the event, 275 domestic elite competitors vied to qualify for the national team squad at the Asian Games in 2017.
 
One-of-a-kind post office opens in Pingtung
A unique post office built in the shape of a shipping box opened Friday in southern Taiwan's Pingtung County, with the aim of banishing the traditional perception of post offices as rigid places, officials from the Chunghwa Post Co. said that day.
 
Piles of cabbage sit under the sun in a local Taitung village on Tuesday, Oct. 11. A mudslide on the Southern Cross-Island Highway has cut off traffic to the village, along with access to its produce. The market price of cabbage has increased to NT$150 after the recent typhoons and torrential rainfall. Villagers had to travel to nearby townships on foot to secure their food supply.
 
Village chief killed in mudslide
Rescuers found the remains of Yu Yuan-long (余元龍) on Thursday, Oct. 6, a day after the village chief was buried by a mudslide while inspecting a typhoon-damaged site in his village in Taitung.
 
Landslide on cross-island highway
This photo from a reader shows rocks and distorted concrete support blocking the road inside a cut-and-cover tunnel being constructed along the Wulu stretch of the Southern Cross-Island Highway after a landslide, Wednesday, Oct. 5. No injuries were reported.
 
Taitung gov't blamed for Hong Yeh landslide
A lawmaker Friday blamed the Taitung government's "overdevelopment" for a Typhoon Meranti-triggered landslide that buried much of a village famous for its role in the development of baseball in Taiwan.
 
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