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August, 27, 2016

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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.
 
1 dead, 3 hurt after boulder hits tour bus
A tour bus with more than 30 local people aboard was hit by a falling boulder while traveling across the Central Cross-Island Highway Monday afternoon, leaving one dead and three injured, according to the police.
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Green transport program launched to ease traffic by Neihu technology park
Taipei City Government on Monday kicked off a three-month green transportation program in a bid to ease the notorious traffic jams near Neihu Technology Park.
 
A charitable hospital that accepts public donations is undergoing a massive change in medication that is mainly "profit oriented," internal documents leaked Monday showed.
 
Rare sight off Taitung coast
A waterspout forms off the coast of Taitung on Monday, Aug. 1. The rare scene occurred in the early morning. A driver traveling on the South-Link Highway said the vortex was very close to the road and lasted for at least four minutes. The waterspout is connected to a towering cumuliform cloud or a cumulonimbus cloud. It is often weaker than most of its counterparts on land.
 
Kaohsiung wedding witnessed by macaques
A couple was married in the mountains of Kaohsiung on Sunday, surrounded by friends and family -- and Formosan rock macaques native to the area.
 
Migratory roseate tern spotted by bird watcher in rare Penghu sighting
A roseate tern, a migratory bird believed to have flown from Australia, was spotted in the offshore county of Penghu by a bird watcher Saturday.
 
Looking forward to Father's Day
Father's Day is the perfect chance to check out new places. This year's celebration honoring fathers and celebrating fatherhood is also a chance to meet the new executive chef of Mandarin Oriental, Taipei (台北文華東方酒店), and sample his cuisine.
 
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