Woman Gets Stuck 18 Floors Up

[Picture: CNA] New Taipei City, Yonghe District. A 26 year-old woman was rescued by firefighters this morning after becoming wedged between an air-conditioning unit and the wall of her 18th floor apartment. In the early hours of the morning, Ms Weng and her cohabiting girlfriend, Ms Lin, 37, had an argument while on their way home after drinking. Ms Lin jumped out of the vehicle they were traveling in and suffered foot injuries. After Lin was taken to hospital, Weng

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Taipei Mayor Falls for New Running Track

Taipei City Mayor, Ko, Wen-je (柯文哲) tried out the new running track at the refurbished Taipei Municipal Stadium, and promptly went face-down after losing his balance this morning, April 7, 2017. Mayor Ko was inspecting the stadium after renovations were completed March 29, ahead of the 2017 Summer Universiade, which is to be hosted by the city August 19-30. The stadium received International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) certification April 4. The mayor posed with a mascot before taking part

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Nipple Slip Embarrasses Kaohsiung LRT

In what may be a new take on “interactive advertising,” Internet users questioned whether an advertising company had deliberately placed an ad so that a button was placed to look like a nipple on an anime character’s breast. Kaohsiung light rail commuters complained that pushing the button felt embarrassing. The ad campaign for the game “Girls und Panzer” features cute schoolgirls displayed on the sides and doors of the rail cars. Users of the light rail are required to push

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Canadian Tourists Have a Beer at Taroko Gorge

A trio of Canadian tourists shocked the public, Christmas Eve, 2016, by climbing to the top of a bridge over Taroko Gorge in Hualian County. The visitors drank beer while taking in the view. TVBS gathered footage from various members of the public who witnessed the incident. One of the bridge-walkers was interviewed at the scene. When asked if he was a professional climber, he responded: “No. I’m a skateboarder.” Another member of the group was filmed making a rapid,

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Visitors Flock to See Trump Chicken in Hualien

[Picture: CTS] A tourist park in Hualien County reports that since the election of Donald Trump as next President of the United States, the park’s golden pheasant has become the star attraction. The bird species, endemic to China, has been re-named the “Trump Chicken” by Chinese speakers, who see an uncanny resemblance to the President-elect, not only in hairstyle, but facial expressions. Harvest Ranch (兆豐農場) has 50 of the birds, and the bird has recently become the most photographed attraction

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Pigeon-napper Nabbed

Photo: United Daily News An off-duty police officer hiking in New Taipei City’s Linkou District stumbled across a pigeon-napping operation October 27, after becoming lost on his way home. The officer remained to observe the site after calling colleagues. In what may be a crime unique to Taiwan, pigeon-nappers use their knowledge of terrain and racing pigeon routes, to set up nets and capture valuable racing birds. After netting the birds, they call the phone number recorded on the bird’s

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Man Drives off Wharf: Rescued Twice

A man deliberately drove his car into a harbor in Ilan County this afternoon, September 5, but escaped the sinking vehicle through a broken window. At around 3PM, the crew of whale-watching vessel docked at the wharf saw a flash of white, followed by a big splash as a Toyota Yaris flew off the edge of the wharf and into the water in front of the Wushih Harbor Visitors Center. Crew members jumped into the water and rescued the man.

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Pokemon GO Players Jam Streets in Taipei City: Residents Complain

Residents complained after being unable to drive to or from their homes due to a crowd of thousands of Pokemon GO players that gathered in the Beitou District of Taipei City today. Several cars were seen in the middle of the street, unable to move in the shoulder to shoulder crowd, and one driver complained that he had been stuck in his car for 30 minutes. He said that the car was constantly shaking as people bumped into it on

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Zombie Horde Brings Traffic to a Standstill in Beitou: Police Issue 69 Fines

Police were dispatched after a horde of people playing Pokemon-Go invaded an area around the public library in Beitou District, New Taipei City. A crowd of people, eyes-glued-to-phone, shuffled around in a throng, sliding fingers on screens until traffic was blocked. Police were called to clear the road and direct traffic.

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Man Surrenders to Police After Firing M15 Assault Rifle

Workers and residents in an industrial area in Tainan were on edge yesterday after hearing a series of shots coming from an abandoned factory yard across from the Anping Fish Market. Police investigators found 20 high caliber rounds had been fired into the door of a shipping container. The investigators considered it a serious case, and by this morning had identified a suspect after accessing CCTV footage and identifying a vehicle and license plate. At around 10:00am, the suspect walked

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Abandoned Baby Girl Found in Hsinchu

A one to two week old baby girl was found abandoned in a parking lot behind a restaurant in Hukou Township, Hsinchu County this morning. At around 5:00am the proprietor working in the kitchen heard a baby crying. On investigation she found the baby wrapped in a red towel and tucked in an orange travel bag along with several diapers. Police took the baby to social workers. After a medical examination the doctor said the baby was between one and

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