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About 15,000 runners took part Sunday in the 5th Tianzhong Marathon in Changhua County, which was won by Kenyans in both the male and female categories.
 
Some 400 players from China, Hong Kong, Vietnam and Malaysia competed in a survival game at a former military base in Kinmen on Saturday, an activity that was organized by the offshore county to help boost its tourism.
 
Sun Yat-sen's 151st
Opposition Kuomintang Chairwoman Hung Hsiu-chu, center, pays homage with a floral wreath at an event marking Dr. Sun Yat-sen's 151st birthday on Saturday, Nov. 12. Hung joined KMT members at the event honoring the founding father of the Republic of China at Taipei's Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall.
 
Ching-An Temple in Keelung starts Dharma Assembly
The Ching-An Temple in Keelung yesterday began its pilgrimage exchange with other Matsu Temples in Northern Taiwan, launching the year-end Dharma Assembly (謝平安法會).
 
One last glimpse?
A tourist poses for a photo at the Ba Yen Settlement (八煙聚落) in Yangmingshan National Park, New Taipei City, Friday, Nov. 11, on what could be the last day that the site is open to visitors. A land dispute has forced the indefinite closure of the popular tourist attraction.
 
National Taiwan University (NTU) Professor Kuo Min-liang (郭明良) and his research team are being investigated over allegations they fabricated data in an academic article.
 
Troubled waters
Fishing boats circle a vessel carrying engineers from the Taipei Power Company (Taipower) on a mission to lay 161kv high-voltage cables in waters off Yunlin County on Thursday, Nov. 10. The fishing boats were protesting after Taipower rejected a request from the Yunlin County's Kouhu Township government to put the project on hold.
 
Surf's up, dude!
A windsurfer shows off his skills ahead of a winter windsurfing championship in Penghu County on Thursday, Nov. 10. Sixty athletes from seven nations will complete in the three-day championship starting Friday.
 
The wreckage of an unmanned surveillance drone lost last month during an Army training exercise in Southern Taiwan was found on Wednesday, Taiwan military said.
 
The Yunlin County government has rejected an offer by the Formosa Petrochemical Corp.'s (FPC's) No. 6 Naphtha Cracker Complex to sponsor the Taiwan Lantern Festival in the county next year, Yunlin Magistrate Lee Chin-yung said Wednesday.
 
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