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December, 7, 2016

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Prostitution ring busted
Four foreign suspects detained after allegedly engaging in prostitution are seen in photo taken in Yunlin on Tuesday, Dec. 6. Yunlin District Prosecutors Office said Tuesday that they have uncovered a prostitution ring and are scheduled to charge ring members for human trafficking. The four foreign nationals are set to be deported, prosecutors said.
 
Canyon tragedy
The "Wan Lian" (萬年,"ten thousand years") Canyon in Yunlin's Gukeng Township is seen in this undated file photo. Police said on Tuesday, Dec. 6 that a man and his wife from Miaoli were found dead in waters at the canyon. Authorities are still investigating the exact cause of death.
 
Anti-rainbow flag protest
Protesters rally at Taichung City Hall plaza on Tuesday, Dec. 6, urging Taichung Mayor Lin Chia-lung to back away from his decision to fly the rainbow flag for seven days at Taichung local governmental buildings starting Dec. 10 to show support for LGBT people. .
 
Charter flights between Hualien in eastern Taiwan and Hong Kong were launched on Tuesday, providing more convenient air links and transit services for both sides, Hualien County government announced on Tuesday.
 
Taoyuan police recently arrested three suspects for allegedly growing marijuana in their rented apartments, according to the Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB).
 
A household registration office in Chiayi has recently helped two Japanese people locate a Taiwanese woman whom they had lost contact with for 30 years with no other clue than the woman's name.
 
Taipei 101 fireworks show gets go ahead
The Taipei 101 skyscraper has raised the funds needed to hold its renowned annual fireworks show, Minister of Finance Sheu Yu-jer said Monday.
 
Child kills uncle, injures father after accidentally firing rifle
A 12-year-old boy killed his uncle and injured his father after accidentally firing a hunting rifle late on Saturday.
 
Maize maze
A 20-hectare corn maze is the highlight of the 2016 Yizhu Corn Culture Festival. The maze, located in Chiayi, opened for a trial run last weekend and will be open to the public for free from Dec. 10 to Feb. 12.
 
Changhua County held a garden party on Sunday to promote the idea that the proceeds of public lotteries can be used to fund welfare programs for people with disabilities.
 
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