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Typhoon Megi prompts sea warning

By Shelley Shan

The Central Weather Bureau was scheduled to issue a sea alert for Typhoon Megi as of press time last night, as the storm gained power on its way toward eastern and southern Taiwan. By 8pm yesterday, the center of the typhoon was 920km east-southeast ofFULL STORY

Police capture suspect in US mall shooting

US authorities have arrested a Turkish-born man suspected of shooting five people dead, including a teenaged cancer survivor, at a shopping mall in the US state of Washington. Police named the suspect as Arcan Cetin, a 20-year-old resident of the nearby town of Oak Harbor, sayingFULL STORY

Government preparing to take part in Interpol meet

By Chung Li-hua and William Hetherington

Following China’s obstruction of Taiwan’s participation in this year’s International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) assembly in Canada, government officials said they are preparing to take part in an Interpol summit in November. Interpol is to hold its annual summit in Bali, Indonesia, from Nov. 7 toFULL STORY

Taipei education commissioner resigns

By Ho Shih-chang and Jonathan Chin

Taipei Department of Education Commissioner Tang Chih-min (湯志民) has tendered his resignation to Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲). In an open letter to department staff yesterday, Tang said he had “completed the mission assigned for this phase,” and that he expects to resume teaching at NationalFULL STORY

Philippines, US to conduct war games as Duterte softens

The Philippines and the US have scheduled military drills next month in the Southeast Asian nation, the US embassy in Manila said, days after Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte acknowledged that his country did need US troops in the South China Sea. About 1,400 US personnel basedFULL STORY

XPEC head released on NT$10m bail2016-09-25

The Taipei District Court yesterday set bail for XPEC Entertainment Inc (樂陞科技) chairman Aaron Hsu (許金龍) after prosecutors sought court approval to detain him over alleged irregularities in a botched investment from a Japanese suitor, which caused massive losses for investors. In late May, Bai ChiFULL STORY

Gunman kills five at US mall, hunt under way2016-09-25

Police were yesterday searching for a gunman who authorities said opened fire in the makeup department of a Macy’s store at a mall north of Seattle, killing four women and one man before fleeing toward a highway on foot. People fled, customers hid in dressing roomsFULL STORY

KMT denies policy change2016-09-25

By Alison Hsiao

Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) Vice Chairman Steve Chan (詹啟賢) yesterday denied that “one China, with different interpretations [of what ‘China’ means]” has been scrapped in the party’s policy platform, contrary to what some KMT lawmakers have said. Chan made the remarks in response to reporters’ questionsFULL STORY

Government vows to fight Dean extradition decision2016-09-25

By Jason Pan

The government yesterday said it disagreed with a ruling denying a request to extradite convicted fugitive Zain Dean to Taiwan, vowing to continue its efforts to have the Briton face trial in a fatal hit-and-run case. Scotland’s High Court of Justiciary on Friday said it concurredFULL STORY

Suicide attacks kill 11 troops in Iraq, blame falls on IS2016-09-25

A triple suicide bombing targeting a security checkpoint north of Baghdad yesterday killed at least 11 security personnel, a police officer said. Saladin Governorate police force spokesman Colonel Mohammed al-Jabouri said three militants rammed explosives-laden vehicles into the main checkpoint near the town of al-Salam atFULL STORY

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