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Taipei Universiade: Smoke-bomb suspect a veteran: police

By Lo Ching-ho and Jonathan Chin

Taipei police yesterday identified Chen Chin-tien (陳進添), an anti-pension reform activist and military veteran, as the suspect who threw a smoke bomb that disrupted the Taipei Summer Universiade’s opening ceremony on Saturday. Protesters had prevented the athletes from entering the Taipei Municipal Stadium, the venue forFULL STORY

Taipei Universiade: Taiwan’s haul of golds increases

By Jason Pan

Taiwanese athletes yesterday reaped more success at the Taipei Summer Universiade, adding five gold medals to their haul with wins in gymnastics, weightlifting and roller sports. Gymnast Lee Chih-kai (李智凱) started the gold rush when he overcame a strong field of contenders to take first placeFULL STORY

Taiwan asks Philippines to extradite Chen Yu-hao

By Jake Chung

The government has asked Philippine authorities to arrest and extradite Chen Yu-hao (陳由豪), one of the nation’s most-wanted fugitives, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) spokeswoman Eleanor Wang (王珮玲) said yesterday. The ministry and the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Manila have made several requests toFULL STORY

Four dead as Hato lashes HK, Macau

Typhoon Hato yesterday left three dead in Macau as it brought chaos and destruction to the enclave after sweeping through neighboring Hong Kong, where one man also died. Local media showed severe flooding that left cars underwater and people swimming in Macau’s streets, with the territory’sFULL STORY

Trump lambasts media, mocks senators at rally

US President Donald Trump on Tuesday mounted an aggressive defense of his response to a deadly far-right march in Virginia, using a rally speech to condemn “dishonest” media coverage of his widely criticized remarks. Trump faced bipartisan outrage after blaming “many sides” for violence atFULL STORY

Taipei Universiade: Taiwan roller athletes add more golds2017-08-23

By Jason Pan

Taiwan yesterday had another good day at the Taipei Summer Universiade, with female speedster Yang Ho-chen (楊合貞) leading the way with two gold medals and Huang Yu-lin (黃玉霖) finishing first in the men’s sprint event in roller sports. Yang burned up the track to win inFULL STORY

Tainted eggs found at farms2017-08-23

By Lin Chia-nan and Sean Lin

Three poultry farms in Changhua County were found to have chicken eggs tainted with the insecticide fipronil, the Council of Agriculture (COA) said yesterday, adding that about 86,200 eggs had entered the market. Fipronil-tainted eggs have been found in 17 nations and areas since the beginningFULL STORY

Tainan prosecutors not charging cram-school teacher2017-08-23

By Jonathan Chin

The Tainan District Prosecutors’ Office yesterday decided against charging cram-school teacher Chen Kuo-hsing (陳國星) with rape because of insufficient evidence. The parents of deceased writer Lin Yi-han (林奕含) had said they believe Lin’s mental illness and death by suicide on April 27 was the result ofFULL STORY

Trump commits US to open-ended Afghanistan war2017-08-23

US President Donald Trump committed US troops to an open-ended war in Afghanistan, a decision the Afghan government welcomed, but which Taliban insurgents warned would make the country a “graveyard for the American empire.” Trump offered few specifics in a speech on Monday, but promised aFULL STORY

Barcelona suspects appear in court2017-08-23

Four men accused of being members of a terrorist cell behind a van attack that killed 13 people in Barcelona last week appeared in court yesterday, a day after the alleged driver was shot dead by police. The four, the only ones still alive among theFULL STORY

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