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Monday, April 13, 2015
The annual Songkran water festival was held Sunday as usual in New Taipei City but the organizers decided to forego the customary water splashing activities this year in favor of a foot-washing ritual, as Taiwan remained in the grip of its worst drought in decades.
Sunday, April 12, 2015
Taiwan -- Metro collapse not due to gov't pressure: mayor
Taichung Mayor Lin Chia-lung yesterday dismissed speculation that the deadly accident at an MRT construction site had anything to do with government pressure to rush the completion of the city's mass rapid transit railway project.
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The Taipei Arena yesterday succumbed to pressure from fans of A-Mei, reversing its ban on one of the pop diva's songs that it had deemed too disturbing for the stadium's neighbors.
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Taipei is a city of rivers. Walk around the Dadaocheng (大稻埕), Yuanshan (圓山), Dazhi (大直) and Neihu (內湖) areas and you'll enjoy plenty of river views. Travelers who ride a bicycle will know about the city's comprehensive, interlinked system of riverside bikeways, .....
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Taichung is arranging a series of activities, including a painting contest and a series of bus tours, to highlight the important place that the sea goddess Mazu occupies in the local culture, according to the city's Cultural Affairs Bureau (CAB).
Saturday, April 11, 2015
Taiwan -- Taichung Metro collapse kills 4, injures 4
A collapsed section of an under-construction elevated railway at a Taichung Mass Rail Transit System (Taichung Metro) construction site caused four deaths and four injuries late Friday afternoon; three of the dead were construction workers at the site.
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Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) yesterday said that he has never actively sought out cases of illegal construction extensions to make examples of; but rather, cases voluntarily come to him.
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Liouciou (琉球) Township in Pingtung (屏東) County, a small tourist island off Taiwan's southwestern coast, has not been able to dispose of its garbage for four months due to a shortage of funds, officials said Friday.
Friday, April 10, 2015
Taiwan -- Taipei City officials order 'Villa 32' well to be sealed
Taipei City officials issued documents detailing water usage violations to owners of "Villa 32" yesterday, following complaints from area residents.
The Taipei District Prosecutors Office dropped a case involving a Ferrari whose owner claimed his vehicle broke down less than one lap into a race in last year's GT Asia Series.
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
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