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Taoyuan Land Art Festival goes global
"While Japan's Setouchi Triennale is recognized as the most prestigious art festival in Asia, I hope Taoyuan Land Art Festival can serve as Taiwan's most important event on the international art stage," Taoyuan Mayor Cheng Wen-tsang (鄭文燦) said Thursday.
 
Fu Jen dean suspended amid cover-up scandal
Fu Jen Catholic University announced the suspension of a school dean on Friday, who garnered public ire for allegedly covering up a campus sexual assault case.
 
The Taipei International Travel Fair (ITF) is giving out iPhone 7s, roundtrip tickets from Taipei to Barcelona and other grand prizes to recruit citizen journalists.
 
No one was injured when an emergency evacuation slide on a TransAsia Airways Airbus A320 passenger plane parked at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport suddenly popped open Friday.
 
Four absconded Vietnamese workers were arrested by police in Kaohsiung Friday, two of whom were found to be in illegal possession of weapons and drugs, according to local police.
 
Shore is a predicament
A mainland Chinese fishing vessel was found stranded in front of an oyster field near Kuningtou (古寧頭) village on the outlying island of Kinmen on Friday morning, but later sailed slowly to the Wutung water area of Xiamen on rising tides at around 3:00 p.m.
 
Officers at the Kaohsiung City government's Department of Health seal a batch of frozen seafood stored in a warehouse in the southern port city on Friday, Sept. 23.
 
A joint statement
Taiwanese rapper Wu Rui-er (胡睿兒), right, explains the circumstances of his marijuana use at a press conference, accompanied by Yang Lin (楊琳), also a member of rap group Under Lover, right, in Taipei on Friday, Sept. 23. Wu, released on bail on Thursday after he was arrested for marijuana use, vowed to never again use the drug.
 
With wintering black-faced spoonbills having already been spotted on Taiwan's southwestern coast this year, the Tainan city government has organized a two-month conservation event to raise public awareness about the protection of the endangered bird.
 
Student indicted for killing cats
Chan Ho-yeung (陳皓揚), an former Macanese student at National Taiwan University, in grey hoodie, is led away from the Taipei District Court on Thursday, Sept. 22, after a trail on his alleged killing of two cats.
 
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