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Thursday, March 6, 2014
The Yunlin Agriculture Exposition has attracted more than 900,000 visitors since it opened last Dec. 25, a result the county chief has described as “beyond expectations.”
The life expectancy of Taipei citizens reached an average 82.66 years in 2012, the highest among all the cities and counties in Taiwan, the Taipei City Department of Budget, Accounting and Statistics said yesterday.
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Reports indicate that doctors recently removed a fishing hook and a 13-centimeter-long piece of nylon line from a woman's esophagus in Tainan City in Southern Taiwan.
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Nearly 20 pro-unification organizations demanded yesterday that the Tainan City Government repair the bronze statue of Sun Yat-sen that was pulled down recently.
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Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Taiwan -- Kidnapping and robbery suspect turns himself in
A robbery suspect surnamed Liu turned himself in to police and was later detained late Sunday night. Liu, along with his cousin, surnamed Wen, allegedly abducted a woman in an underground parking lot in Taichung and forced her into her car. The pair robbed the woman of NT$20,000 in cash and later made her use her credit card to purchase three gold necklaces worth NT$190,000. The pair released the woman and escaped with the cash and jewelry.
A new underground line of the Taipei Metro system running through the center of the capital city should be operational by the end of the year, according to a local media report.
Taiwan -- New urchin species found in Kenting
A species of sea urchin that had never been recorded before in Taiwan was recently seen in waters near Kenting on the southern coast of the island, the National Museum of Natural Science said Monday.
Monday, March 3, 2014
Taiwan -- Panda art saved from rainy weekend
After being exposed to rain on Sunday, some of the papier-mache pandas being showcased at Taipei City Hall square sustained damage and required repair work by the event's sponsor.
Taiwan -- Woman abducted, robbed at Taichung store
A woman was abducted at a department store in Taichung last week and robbed of more than NT$10,000 (US$330) in cash and gold necklaces worth nearly NT$200,000 before escaping, Taichung police said Saturday.
Changhua County residents qualified for free flu vaccination should contact local hospitals and clinics, as the current flu season has reached a peak, the county's Public Health Bureau said Sunday.
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