Iranian Man Attacks Cops

An Iranian man referred to in Chinese language news reports as “Wahid” attacked police officers standing guard at an intersection of Ketagalan Boulevard in Taipei City this morning. Two officers required hospital treatment after the attack. Shortly after 11:00am the police officers were standing in the pouring rain at the intersection of Gongyuan Road and Ketagalan Boulevard when the Iranian suddenly approached and started swinging punches. Liberty Times Network reported that the man is about 30 years old and is

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Mummified Corpse Found in House

Graphic Image Warning! Real-estate agents inspecting a house in Chiayi County ahead of a foreclosure sale, were shocked to discover a mummified corpse in a bathroom. The corpse is believed to be the owner of the house owner, Mr Liao. Mr Liao 64 had inherited the house after his parents died a couple of years ago, but did not make the mortgage payments. The bank and its agents could not locate Mr Liao, so they contacted his younger brother to

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Man Rides Around Taiwan Naked to Promote Legalization of Nudity

Naked except for a codpiece that barely covers his penis and scrotum, Jiang Yi-shao has been riding around Taiwan on a scooter to promote nudity as a basic human right. The 24 year-old departed Hualian September 5 and has made the news after being spotted in Taitung and on the Hengchun Peninsular. Today he appeared in Kaohsiung. Mr Jiang hopes supporters will join him in an island-wide nude carnival and march to demand the legalization of nudity in Taiwan. In

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Man Attempts Suicide by Bus

A man in Banciao District of New Taipei City yesterday ran and leapt into the path of a bus in an apparent suicide attempt. The 920 line bus was traveling in the inside lane of Wenhua Road en route from Linkou to Banciao when the 55 year-old man named Wu walked into the outside lane, then suddenly ran towards the bus and leapt at the windscreen. The bus driver slammed on the brakes, causing passengers to scream and fall over.

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Woman Has Firefighters Break Down Door to Catch Husband with Another Woman

A woman in New Taipei City made a false report that her husband may be suffering a medical emergency, in order to catch him with another woman. Police and firefighters went to a residence in Sanchong District Sunday afternoon after a woman named Mrs Chen told them her husband had recently been released from hospital and was locked in the house, possibly unconscious. After firefighters began smashing the security gate, Mr Chen, 55, dressed only in his underpants, opened the

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Owner of Submerged Car Asleep, but not at the Wheel

[Cover Picture: Penghu Times] A fisherman at Makung Harbor, Penghu County yesterday reported that a car had gone over the wharf and was upside down under the water. Police, Firefighters, and Coast Guard rushed to the scene for search and rescue operations. Six rescue vehicles, a boat, five scuba divers and a total of 16 personnel were dispatched to the harbor. However, no occupants were found in the vehicle. The divers, working in poor visibility, reported that the vehicle was

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Construction Bureau orders Health Bureau to be Thrown into the Toilet

An official document issued to district offices by the Taichung Construction Bureau ordered that the Health Bureau is to be thrown directly into the toilet. The document caused a lot of laughter among staff in both departments. The order was meant to tell staff that from July 1, toilet paper is to be thrown directly into the toilet. However, a typo resulted in the word “bureau” being printed instead of the word “paper.” See previous article: Flush, Don’t Blush Construction

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Man in Coma After Jumping Out of Moving Car

A man jumped out of a moving vehicle in Hsinchu County yesterday, resulting in a severe head injury and inter-cranial bleeding. The 38 year-old man named Chen, jumped out of the backseat after having a fight with his girlfriend, who was driving. Ms Gao, also 38, kept driving after Chen jumped, and has been charged by police for leaving the scene of an accident. Gao, who was distraught when told of the seriousness of Chen’s injuries, told police she thought

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Woman Falls From Third Floor and Goes Back to Sleep

A 51 year-old woman in Taichung fell from the third floor of a building and landed on a first floor awning. Her legs crashed through the awning, leaving her upper body resting on top. Ambulance officers found the woman bruised and unconscious, but not seriously injured. Family members told them the woman had taken sleeping pills and had been hanging a quilt on the third floor balcony when she fell. Firefighters received a report at around 5:00am that a woman

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Dog Groomed in Convenience Store Dining Area

Pictures of a couple grooming a dog on a convenience store dining table sparked outrage among Taiwanese netizens after they were uploaded to social media. The pictures appeared on a popular breaking news Facebook page. Although the location of the store was unspecified, it could be clearly seen that the incident occurred in a Taiwan 7-11 store. The pictures showed dog hair strewn over the table and on the floor. The pair seem oblivious to customers eating nearby.

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Couple Dies During Car Sex

New Taipei City, Chonghe District. Police were called to a scene in Chonghe City after two people were noticed motionless in a car at around 6:00pm this evening. According to Apple Daily, the BMW had been parked in the spot since Sunday evening. A man and a woman were found with the lower halves of their bodies naked. Police said the woman appears to have been giving the man oral sex when she died. The couple has been described as

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