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Friday, April 25, 2014
All 94 people who came into contact with a sick Chinese tourist have tested negative for the H7N9 avian flu virus with which the woman is infected, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said Thursday.
Thirty-five Taiwanese nationals, who were arrested in the Philippines earlier this month in connection with telephone scams targeting Chinese citizens, were repatriated Thursday, prosecutors said.
Lawmakers began a review yesterday of a bill that would raise the penalties 20-fold for mislabeling, adulteration and false advertising involving rice products.
Sean Lien (連勝文), the ruling Kuomintang's (KMT's) candidate for the year-end Taipei mayoral election, plans to visit Japan and South Korea in late May to inspect municipal administration and meet Taiwanese expatriate groups in the two countries, a spokeswoman for Lien said yesterday.
Taiwan will see mild weather through Saturday, the Central Weather Bureau forecast Thursday following heavy rainfall early in the day.
Thursday, April 24, 2014
Taiwan -- Lin may face 'forced' hospitalization
Should his hunger strike render him unconscious, anti-nuclear advocate Lin Yi-hsiung (林義雄) will be rushed to the hospital regardless of his wishes, local media outlets reported yesterday.
Taiwan -- Tsay released by police with residence limitation
Referendum Alliance leader Tsay Ting-kuei (蔡丁貴) yesterday was released by the police with limitation on his residence after being questioned for attempting to push the barricades away in front of the Legislative Yuan on Tuesday night.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA, 食品藥物管理署) released its latest border inspection report yesterday, which listed the most recent efforts in confiscating and preventing contaminated foreign goods from entering Taiwan.
A Taiwanese police officer yesterday found a purse containing more than NT$1.3 million (US$42,883) worth of jewelry at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport and returned it to the owner, a Hong Kong tourist.
Strong earthquakes that have recently shaken other parts of the world do not have implications for seismic activity around Taiwan, the Central Weather Bureau's Seismology Center said yesterday.
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