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August, 26, 2016

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Ko threatens to call police if Farglory continues work
Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) said Wednesday he would call the police on Taipei Dome contractor Farglory Group (遠雄集團) if the firm resumes construction without submitting a plan to the Taipei City Government.
Lunch as usual
This undated photo from Taichung's education department shows a convenience store employee serving two students during lunch time. The city government is running a meal ticket program for underprivileged students allowing them to have lunch as usual during the summer break. With the tickets, the students can receive meals from convenience stores and supermarkets taking part in the program, the department said.
Anger boiled over Wednesday morning as around 20 police officers protested outside the New Taipei District Court, demanding respect and justice after a man who stabbed a cop over a parking ticket was released on bail.
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Fatter wallet, smaller footprint
Models pose on electric scooters in this undated file photo. The Penghu County government is offering a NT$100 discount on electric scooter rentals in a bid to encourage tourists to go green. Each visitor to Penghu is eligible for one discount per day.
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'Chinese Valentine's Day'
A Taiwanese matchmaking deity Yue Lao (月老) costume figure poses at a launch event held at Silks Place Tainan on Tuesday, Aug. 2.
Forestry Bureau pours cold water on worries
A landslide dam is shown here on the upstream of Mawuku Stream, located in Taitung County, in this photo provided by the Forestry Bureau (林務局) on Tuesday, Aug. 2. As of press time, the barrier lake surface area was measured at around 1 hectare, a situation that worried some 1,000 households in the downstream area. Bureau authorities said that water was already draining out from the lake and denied that locals were in immediate danger.
Steaking their reputation
Men are seen dressed in European-style maid costumes at a Taoyuan steak chain restaurant in this photo taken on Tuesday, Aug. 2.
Police said Tuesday that a new round of a crackdown on drugs rounded up nearly 2,000 drug users and traffickers, and seized 38.85 kilograms of narcotics.
Visitors to the island county of Penghu who rent electric scooters will be eligible to a discount of NT$100 (US$3.16) per vehicle per day, as part of an effort by the local government to promote energy conservation and low-carbon tourism.
A precautionary measure to ban nighttime traffic on a section of the Central Cross-Island Highway will be put into practice Tuesday, one day after a falling rock hit a tour bus on the highway, killing one passenger and injuring two.
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