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Prostitution ring busted
A migrant worker covers her face as she sits on a bed while officers from the National Immigration Agency (NIA) conduct an investigation following a crackdown on an alleged prostitution ring
 
Taipei Zoo felt compelled on Friday to urge the public not to throw things to or at animals after a Formosan macaque made a "payment" to a keeper during feeding time.
 
Taipei's outgoing transport chief has some advice for the MOTC
The Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC) has welcomed policy suggestions made Friday by Taipei City Department of Transportation (DOT) Commissioner Chung Hui-yu (鍾慧諭) during her last day on the job.
 
High-tech security
A woman holds a smartphone running a Microsoft school security system at Lishan Primary School in Taipei, Thursday, June 16. The system uses low-frequency high-speed and wireless long-distance enabled dynamic spectrum access (DSA) technology to install a comprehensive surveillance network in the school. Any pupil spotting a suspicious person can press emergency buttons installed across the school's premises. Thanks to the DSA technology, the surveillance cameras nearby can immediately send a live video feed to the school's central security room.
 
Taipei transport chief Chung resigns
Taipei City Department of Transportation (DOT, 交通局) Commissioner Chung Hui-yu (鍾慧諭) tendered her resignation Wednesday, a move which the municipal government has approved and is set to take effect Friday.
 
Stop politicizing ractopamine: AIT head
The top U.S. envoy to Taiwan has called for the pork import issue to be depoliticized, reiterating Washington's long-standing call for the government to adopt global standards on meat containing the leanness enhancer ractopamine.
 
NCKU Muslim prayer room
A Muslim prayer room is seen at the National Cheng Kung University in this photo provided by the Tainan-based university on Wednesday, June 15. The prayer room will be open in the near future for the university's around 200 Muslim students.
 
Kaohsiung going round in circles
A CAF Urbos tram passes through downtown Kaohsiung during a test run of the Kaohsiung Mass Rapid Transit system's Circular Light Rail Line in this file photo. The Ministry of Transportation and Communications approved operation for Phase I of the Circular Line from C4 Station (Kaisyuan Jhonghua) to C8 Station (Kaohsiung Exhibition Center). The section is expected to be open by the end of June.
 
A Taipei City councilor Tuesday accused Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) of attempting to plug a municipal government media leak by employing lie detector tests, calling the move a return to the "White Terror" era. The term is used to describe Taiwan's one party rule during the Cold War in which political opposition was put down, often using violent, extrajudicial means.
 
Standing in uniform
People gather in the rain outside the Taiwan Civil Government (台灣民政府) headquarters in Banqiao District, New Taipei City, Tuesday, June 14.
 
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