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Taipei rally draws about 100 temples

By Lee I-chia

Religious troupes with divine palanquins from about 100 temples across the nation yesterday paraded through the streets of Taipei in a rally that was initiated to protest a rumored government policy to ban incense burning, but was later defined as a “religious carnival.” Rally organizers estimateFULL STORY

Reactor closure may strain supply

A reactor at the Ma-anshan Nuclear Power Plant in Pingtung County’s Hengchun Township (恆春) was shut down yesterday morning after a cooling system failure, which could strain power supplies this week, Taiwan Power Co (Taipower, 台電) said. Power generation at the plant was interrupted atFULL STORY

Monterey Talks to include F-35Bs: official

By Chung Li-hua and Jonathan Chin

Taiwanese officials are to bring up the procurement of Lockheed Martin F-35B jets and submarine technology in the Monterey Talks, an annual high-level defense dialogue in the US scheduled for the middle of next month. The precise time and location of the talks is classified. It isFULL STORY

Netanyahu pressured over holy site after eight killed

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu yesterday faced mounting pressure over new security measures at a sensitive Jerusalem holy site after a weekend of violence left eight people dead, with fears that more unrest could follow. Israeli officials signaled they might be open to changing the measuresFULL STORY

Aftershocks shake Greek tourist spot following quake

Crews of experts on Saturday began examining the damage to cultural monuments and infrastructure on the eastern Greek island of Kos, one day after a powerful earthquake killed two tourists and injured nearly 500 others in the Aegean Sea region that stretches to Turkey’s sprawlingFULL STORY

Rumor-quashing Web site planned2017-07-23

By Lee Hsin-fang and Jake Chung

The government is planning to establish an Internet site to refute online rumors in light of alleged Internet manipulation of government information, sources said yesterday. The Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) recently posted information on its Web site promoting a government policy to reduce burning incense andFULL STORY

Six killed in Jerusalem shrine row2017-07-23

Three Palestinians were killed in street clashes in Jerusalem and three Israelis died in a stabbing attack at a West Bank settlement as tensions turned into violence over the Holy Land’s most contested shrine. A Palestinian sneaked into a home in the Israeli settlement of HalamishFULL STORY

Fraud committed every 24.7 minutes: ministry2017-07-23

A total of 10,542 fraud cases were reported in Taiwan in the first half of this year, which translates to 58.2 cases per day, or one every 24.7 minutes, government statistics released yesterday showed. However, fraud incidents declined compared with the same period last year,FULL STORY

White House spokesman Spicer quits2017-07-23

White House press secretary Sean Spicer on Friday abruptly resigned in protest at a major shake-up of US President Donald Trump’s scandal-tainted administration, as pressure mounted from a broadening investigation into the Trump campaign’s ties to Russia. Spicer quit after Trump named Anthony Scaramucci, a WallFULL STORY

Chinese spy ship spotted off the coast of Australia2017-07-23

A Chinese spy ship has been spotted off the coast of Queensland during a joint training exercise between Australian and US forces, the Australian Department of Defence has confirmed. The Type 815 Auxiliary General Intelligence (AGI) vessel was sighted during war games, known as Exercise TalismanFULL STORY

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