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Ko comes in last among 6 mayors in survey
Ko Wen-je's (柯文哲) popularity remained in the doldrums Monday, with the Taipei mayor placing last in a poll ranking Taiwan's six municipal leaders by approval rating.
 
Shining in the dark
Fisherman catch fish that are drawn by the light of a fire in this undated file photo provided by Tibusungu Chen. In a fading tradition now used only in New Taipei City's Jinshan District (金山區), fishermen light a sulfuric fire in the pitch-black night to lure fish.
 
Needless to spray
Members of the 9th Patrol Flotilla of the Coast Guard Administration are seen executing a water rescue operation while firefighters also practice extinguishing a fire ashore near the Fu Kuo Duen fishing port. The 9th Patrol Flotilla patrols around the outlying county of Kinmen.
 
The New Taipei City Government decided Monday to issue a NT$90,000 (US$2,757) fine to a property development company after the company illegally tore down a private house in Sanchong district the previous day without the owner's knowledge.
 
The Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA) is mulling the idea of turning Hengchun Airport in Pingtung County, Southern Taiwan, over to the military after it has not seen a single passenger for more than 20 months.
 
Taitung agriculture authorities warned Monday of a new major outbreak of rabies in the southeastern county after three cases of the disease were recently confirmed, all involving wild ferret-badgers.
 
Collapse of scaffold at construction site in Kaohsiung kills 2
Two workers died and five were injured in a scaffolding collapse at Taiwan Power Company's (Taipower, 台電) Dalin Power Station (大林發電廠) in Kaohsiung City, Sunday.
 
Around 100 schools in Taipei City waste more than 2,040 tons of food each year, an amount equivalent to 340 million bento boxes or nearly NT$18 billion worth of food, according to the latest statistics revealed by the Taipei City Meal Boxes Association (北市餐盒食品公會).
 
A hen in Tainan has laid an egg that weighed three times more than normal and nearly broke the world record for the heaviest chicken egg.
 
Kaohsiung City Government moves to return lands to 60 indigenous households
Kaohsiung City Government on Saturday presented certificates of land ownership to 60 aboriginal households to enable them to recover the rights they once held to traditional tribal lands.
 
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