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Saturday, May 2, 2015
Former President Chen Shui-bian (陳水扁), who has been on medical parole since early January, has had his parole extended for three more months, officials said Friday.
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The penalties for cigarette butt littering in Taipei will be raised on May 1, the city's Department of Environmental Protection said Thursday.
A cartoon video about cosmetics animal testing on behalf of the #BeCrueltyFree Taiwan campaign will be played inside the nation's taxis to stoke public awareness against animal testing, said the Taiwan Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA).
A design featuring a Formosan black bear surrounded by other creatures unique to Taiwan has been selected by Taipei citizens as the mascot of the 2017 Taipei Summer Universiade, a city official announced.
Taiwan -- Chu, Xi to discuss strengthening '1992 Consensus'
Ruling Kuomintang (KMT) Chairman Eric Chu (朱立倫) yesterday said that he will address strengthening the so-called "1992 Consensus" while meeting with mainland Chinese leader Xi Jinping (習近平).
A total of 248 Taiwanese nationals were known to have been in Nepal when a magnitude-7.8 earthquake devastated large swaths of the Himalayan country last weekend, two of whom remain unaccounted for as of 1 p.m. Friday, the latest update provided by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs showed.
The Taiwan Depository & Clearing Corp. (TDCC, 台灣集保公司) said Friday that it has unveiled an app to allow shareholders of listed companies to vote in the firms' annual general or special general meetings through smartphones and tablet computers.
Taiwan -- Taiwan Navy retires two Knox-class frigates ahead of Perry-class additions
Taiwan's Navy decommissioned two of its eight Knox class frigates Friday with the intention of replacing them with two Perry-class guided missile frigates that is part of a fleet modernization effort.
Acer Inc.(宏碁), one of Taiwan's leading personal computer vendors, has recalled some potentially dangerous power cords for notebook computers sold under the Acer and eMachines brands in China, according to Chinese authorities.
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Thanks to growing precipitation and the resulting influx of water to Kaohsiung's main source of water, the Gaoping River (高屏溪), the third-stage water rationing scheduled to begin next week will be postponed, the government said yesterday.
Taiwan -- Phase-three water rationing in Kaohsiung delayed: gov't
The 2015 Taipei International 5-in-1 Food Expo will be held June 24-27, incorporating the Food Show, Food Tech and Pharma Tech Taipei, Taipei Pack, Taiwan Horeca and Halal Taiwan, said the organizer.
The first international tourist hotel on the outlying archipelago of Penghu off Taiwan's southwestern coast will be open for business at the end of June after years of delays.
The Taiwan Stock Exchange Corporation (TWSE, 台灣證券交易所) announced related measures in response to the government's plans to loosen stock price fluctuation caps on June 1 from 7 percent to 10 percent in a given trading day and increase collateral maintenance ratio on May 4 to 130 percent of the amount an investor borrows on margin from the current 120 percent. The new polices are expected to hike up trading volume. 
Friday, May 1, 2015
A student attending Kaohsiung Medical University (KMU, 高雄醫學大學), surnamed Huang (黃), committed suicide yesterday morning after being implicated in the murder of a fellow student, surnamed Liu (劉), on April 28, according to the Kaohsiung District Prosecutors Office (KDPO, 高雄地檢署).
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