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A humanoid robot developed by Japanese tech company Softbank will soon become the first of its kind to work in the public sector in Taiwan when it joins the Pingtung County government's workforce later this year.
 
A local administrative court on Thursday partially reversed a Taipei City Government work halt order on the beleaguered Taipei Dome (台北大巨蛋) project as a means of reducing the risk of structural collapse.
 
Burkina Faso's 'green gold' shea butter makes its way to Taiwan
The Burkina Faso Pavilion returns to BioTaiwan 2016 (台灣生技月生物科技大展), running from July 21-24 at the TWTC Nangang Exhibition Hall, with beauty products that pamper from head to toe.
 
Holding banks account-able
Union members of the Bank of Kaohsiung Corporate Union (高雄銀行企業工會) voice their demands in the bank lobby on Thursday, July 21. Demonstrators staged a protest outside the Kaohsiung headquarters, protesting against the firm for not paying its staff for working overtime as required, and said they were "outraged" at current laws that permit high-level executives to receive 4.6 months of their original salary.
 
Tainan seeks recognition for 7 Taiwan prefecture ruins
The Tainan City Government plans to seek approval from the Culture Ministry to recognize seven more ruins of Taiwan Prefecture (台灣府城) as a national historic monument by year's end.
 
Big cash for saving energy
National Cheng Kung University ( 成功大學) students pose for a photo after receiving a major award in the 2016 International Future Energy Challenge, on Wednesday, July 20. Contestants representing China's Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics emerged as champion this year in the international engineering student competition for innovation and effective use of electrical energy. The contest offers cash prizes of US$5,000, US$3,000 and US$1,000 and a grand prize of US$10,000.
 
Gunfire was heard at a temple in Luzhou District, Taipei at around 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, according to police.
 
Taipei's municipal government proposed drastic plans to cut maximum occupancy in the area surrounding the Taipei Dome (台大北巨蛋) by 35 percent on Tuesday, drawing fire from contractor Farglory (遠雄), as the two sides moved no closer to resolving a yearlong dispute over safety concerns.
 
Summer sleep-in
Local residents and activists rest at Taiping Shopping Area in Kaohsiung's Cishan District on Tuesday, July 19.
 
The Taipei District Court on Tuesday granted a request to detain three East European suspects involved in the theft of more than NT$83 million (US$2.6 million) from First Bank automatic teller machines in Taiwan.
 
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