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Proposed asteroid names approved

By Rachel Lin

Taiwan’s proposal to name two asteroids discovered by Nantou County’s Lulin Observatory “Kerboguan” and “Sunweihsin” has been approved by the International Astronomical Union. “Kerboguan” comes from the Chinese name for Taiwan’s first science museum: the National Museum of Natural Science. The Taichung museum is the nation’sFULL STORY

Last-minute flight cancelations decried

By Huang Mien-chieh, Cheng Wei-chi and Jake Chung

The Travel Quality Assurance Association yesterday called on the Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA) to establish proper early warning channels and mandate performance bonds for airlines to guarantee the rights of travelers and travel agencies. The association made the call following an unexpected announcement byFULL STORY

CDC warns about encephalitis risks

By Lee I-chia

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) on Friday confirmed this year’s first Japanese encephalitis case, urging people to take precautionary measures against mosquito bites as the disease’s peak season approaches. A man in his 60s from Kaohsiung on May 1 started showing symptoms of fever, headache,FULL STORY

Roadside system to warn drivers of leopard cats

A roadside detection system to help protect endangered leopard cats from being hit by passing vehicles was unveiled on Friday in northern Taiwan. The system, the first of its kind, was developed by the Endemic Species Research Institute and National Chung Hsing University in a projectFULL STORY

Vitamin B12 crucial to avoid cognitive impairment: doctor

By Tsai Chang-sheng and Jonathan Chin

Older people who follow a vegetarian diet or have a compromised stomach are more likely to have a vitamin B12 deficiency, which could lead to mood disorders, or motor or cognitive impairment, a Hsinchu-based doctor said. Animal protein is the main source of vitamin B12, whichFULL STORY

‘Don’t forget Tiananmen,’ exile says

By Chung Li-hua

Exiled Chinese dissident Wang Dan (王丹) yesterday called on all Chinese longing for democracy to “never forget, never give up, reunite and start over” ahead of the 30th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square Massacre. Wang made the remarks in Taipei at the opening of a three-dayFULL STORY

Ties with China should be as ‘neighbors,’ Ko says

By Lee I-chia

Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) yesterday called for a cross-strait relationship like that between “neighbors.” Ko made the remarks in response to reporters who asked for comment on Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu’s (韓國瑜) statement on Friday that the so-called “1992 consensus” and “opposition to Taiwanese independence”FULL STORY

No penalty for same-sex vote: KMT’s Wu

By Chen Yun and Jake Chung

Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) Chairman Wu Den-yih (吳敦義) yesterday said that party lawmakers who on Friday voted to support legislation to allow same-sex marriage should not be penalized if the party caucus had not arrived at a definitive resolution regarding the issue. Most lawmakers from theFULL STORY

DPP advances referendum bill while KMT away

The Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) caucus on Friday sent a draft referendum act directly to the full legislature while Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) lawmakers were absent. The bill, proposed by DPP Legislator Chiang Chieh-an (蔣絜安), was forwarded to a second reading without undergoing committee review. The moveFULL STORY

Whistle-blower says that reward process is too hard

By Huang Hsin-po and Jonathan Chin

A man who informed authorities that Far East Oil Mills Co (遠東油脂) was using expired ingredients in food products yesterday said he is out of a job, fearing for his life and still waiting to receive the reward money for the information he provided moreFULL STORY

INTERVIEW: ‘Eye-roll goddess’ lambasts Han Kuo-yu’s leadership

Liberty Times (LT): What emotion were you conveying — if any — when you rolled your eyes during the interpellation? Huang Jie (黃捷): To be honest, I was not even aware I had rolled my eyes. It was a very natural reaction, as I felt ourFULL STORY

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