An international ultra-trail running challenge with a series of obstacles combined with outdoor survival skills and mountain training was held on Sunday in Kaohsiung with the participation of more than 50 Taiwanese and foreign athletes.
Australia's University of Newcastle, which is in Taiwan to expand cooperation with local universities, signed a memorandum of understanding Tuesday with the Taichung-based China Medical University in hopes of learning from its experiences in closing the gap between industry and academia.
Shilin District Court sentenced Lu Chung-chi (呂忠吉), organizer of the water park party last summer that ended in a fireball, killing 15 people and injured hundreds, to four years and 10 months in prison for negligence on Tuesday.
A National Yunlin University of Science and Technology student who had been reported missing since Feb. 23 was found sleeping on a street in Taitung's Guanshan Township.
A tour bus carrying mainland Chinese tourists collided into a road barrier after trying to overtake a gravel truck Monday afternoon in Miaoli, killing the driver and a local tour guide. 24 tourists were injured, three severely, and were sent to local hospitals for treatment.
Twenty-six stray dogs died from heat stress while being transported by the Chiayi County Government to a private animal shelter in Tainan on Monday.
Kaohsiung City's Water Resources Bureau (WRB, 水利局) was asked on Monday to provide answers within two weeks to nearly 330 city residents who sought medical care after inhaling a strange odor from inadequately processed wastewater.
Public bus ticket fares in the Greater Taipei area will temporarily not see price hikes and will remain at NT$15 for adult tickets, according to Taipei City's Transportation Department on Monday. However, costs will be up for review each quarter.
Attendees at National Hsinchu University of Education's (NHCUE, 新竹教育大學) school affairs meeting passed a vote on Monday in favor of merging with National Tsing Hua University (NTHU, 清華大學).
The Taipei City Department of Health launched on Monday a website for caterers to notify the government of their upcoming events involving guests of 200 or more outside their restaurants.