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Diwali, or Deepavali, is one of the most popular festivals of Hinduism, celebrated throughout India and in many other countries around the world. A longstanding tradition dating back to ancient times in India, it is celebrated every year over five days between mid-October and mid-NovemberFULL STORY

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A: Whenever it rains heavily, water collects in the stairwell between my door and my neighbor’s. B: Somebody ought to do something about that. A: Actually, the water comes from a hole in the wall just behind my outer front door. B: I bet you’re popular with yourFULL STORY

BTS and other South Korean stars visit Taiwan
BTS 等十幾組韓星 本月將接力登台
2017-10-20

Hit South Korean group “BTS” — an acronym for Bangtan Sonyeondan (bulletproof boy scouts) — is holding two concerts this Saturday and Sunday at the National Taiwan Sport University Arena, known as the Linkou Arena, in Taoyuan’s Guishan District. After releasing their new album lastFULL STORY

EVERYDAY ENGLISH2017-10-20

A: Did you go on that early morning hike in the end? B: No. I woke up at 5am and felt like I had a cold coming on. A: I think that was just your brain tricking you into going back to sleep. B: I know. But ifFULL STORY

Wan Jin Shi Marathon registration starts today
萬金石馬拉松今日起報名
2017-10-19

Registration for the 2018 New Taipei City Wan Jin Shi Marathon will be open from noon today through Nov. 1. The results of the lottery will be broadcast live from 3pm on Nov. 2. This year, for the first time, a Wan Jin Shi MarathonFULL STORY

EVERYDAY ENGLISH2017-10-19

A: Do you know how to sew a button on a shirt? B: I do, but I find threading the needle a real pain. A: The sewing kit should come with a threader, to help you get the thread through the eye of the needle. B: Is thatFULL STORY

Now’s the time for Devil’s pods
初秋美饌 吃菱角正是時候
2017-10-18

Water caltrops look like devil’s horns. They look like bats on the wing. Their horn-like shape has earned them the nicknames “Devil’s pod” or “buffalo nuts,” and they are sometimes called “water chestnuts” due to their taste. They are now in season. Most of theFULL STORY

EVERYDAY ENGLISH2017-10-18

A: A friend of mine had a stroke yesterday. He’s only 34. B: That’s terrible. What caused it? A: The doctor reckons it’s a combination of poor diet, no exercise and lack of sleep. B: If that’s the case, I think I should change my lifestyle. A: 我有個朋友昨天中風了,他才三十四歲。 B:FULL STORY

Rescue workers abseil down mountain valleys for annual Hehuanshan litter clean up
垂降山谷撿垃圾 救難英雄淨山
2017-10-17

While many members of the public excitedly head off on travels during the National Day extended holiday, a team of about 100 civil rescue workers, on Wednesday gathered at the Wuling area of Nantou County’s Hehuanshan to abseil down a 100-200m sheer cliff face andFULL STORY

Kaoshiung Police investigating theft case recover stash of rare nautical objects
古董船藝品店竊案偵破 起出珍貴文物
2017-10-17

Kaohsiung Lingya District Police Station last Wednesday announced it had solved the case of a theft of rare objects from a local shop specializing in nautical antiques and curio. The police say they have arrested a male surnamed Huang in connection with the case. According toFULL STORY

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