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Kaohsiung is in shock after a man publicly beheaded his sister
Neighbors watched on in terror as the man did the deed with a kitchen knife.
 
Ghost town down south
A police car cruises down a nearly empty street in Kaohsiung, Thursday, May 11. The annual Wan An Exercises (萬安演習) took place on Thursday from 1:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. in Tainan, Kaohsiung and Pingtung. During the air drill, all shops, government and private institutions continued operations but access in and out of buildings was restricted.
 
Qing Dynasty discovery
A team of archeologists from the National Cheng Kung University kneel in front of an ancient stone stele on Wednesday, May 10, in Zuoying District, Kaohsiung.
 
Grand Hotel plans to get grander
This undated photo shows an aerial view of Kaohsiung's The Grand Hotel. The hotel's chair Chang Hsueh-shun (張學舜) said Monday that the company plans to build a passageway that will include a footbath and a bikeway to connect the Kaohsiung hotel with its neighboring Chengcing Lake. It is scheduled to be finished within four months.
 
Next port of call — renovation
This is a photo of the Port of Kaohsiung, taken April 25, which is the subject of the city government's latest renovation plans. Kaohsiung City Mayor Kiku Chen (陳菊) has asked all city departments to cooperate in the renovation of the city's old port region.
 
Breathing space
An aerial view of Kaohsiung city on Tuesday, April 18.
 
Hungry hungry hippo
A hippo enjoys a treat at Shoushan Zoo in Kaohsiung, Saturday, April 1.
 
Kaohsiung residents alarmed by a widespread stench
A stench beginning to spread in Kaohsiung Thursday night had citizens fearing a repeat of the deadly explosions caused by gas leaks in 2014, but it appears to have been a false alarm.
 
Down by the jetty
This photo shows a view of Kaohsiung harbor. The Kaohsiung City Government and the Taiwan International Ports Corporation's (TIPC) officially formed a joint venture, the Land Development Corporation of the Kaohsiung Harbor Area, on Wednesday. Seven other state-run companies including the CPC Corporation also signed an agreement to form a new alliance to develop the port area. Kaohsiung Mayor Chen Chu (陳菊) stressed their efforts to develop the area would attract more businesses to set up offices there and create 50,000 jobs, aiding in the revitalization of the city.
 
Gonna need a ... bigger boat?
Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) takes delivery of the world's largest container ship, MOL Triumph, from Samsung Heavy Industries. MOL Triumph will soon set off on her maiden voyage in April, sailing to five ports in mainland China. Kaohisung Harbor will not be "big ship ready" for the new vessel until next year. The new 20,000 TEU-class containership would beef up The Alliance, a new international shipping alliance comprising major Asian and European companies such as Germany's Hapag-Lloyd, Japan's MOL, South Korea's Hanjin Shipping and Taiwan's Yang Ming Marine Transport.
 
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