Canadian student injured in bicycle fall at Sun Moon Lake

A female Canadian exchange student was rescued by firefighters after crashing down a 9 meter slope on a mountain road near Sun Moon Lake yesterday, May 9. The 20-year-old woman was riding with friends on rented bikes, when she left the road on a downhill curve and plummeted onto a concrete pump station platform, according to reports in Liberty Times, and United Daily News. Firefighters found the woman to be conscious but covered in bruises and lacerations to her face

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Tearful Goodbyes after Burkino Faso Severs Diplomatic Relations

A post-graduate student of Taiwan’s Central Police University met junior high school students in Keelung to say an emotional goodbye, after his country caved into pressure from the People’s Republic of China, and broke diplomatic relations with Taiwan last week. Zhou De-si (Hanyu Pinyin transliteration of: 周德思), went to Keelung’s Cheng Gong Junior High School today to farewell students and staff with whom he had shared the culture and customs of Burkino Faso during his stay in Taiwan. The multi-lingual

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Student in Spiderman Costume Falls to his Death

A Malaysian student studying at a university in Changhua County fell from a 5th floor balcony and died this evening, Wednesday, January 3. According to witnesses, the man was taking a selfie while dressed in a Spider-Man suit. Witnesses said that Lee put set his phone in a tripod, then squatted in a Spider-Man pose on the wall of the balcony. He then wobbled and fell. Emergency calls to 119 were received at around 5:40 pm. Emergency workers who rushed

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Cops Help Foreign Student Tow Scooter to Repair Shop

A Ukrainian student studying at National Chiao Tung University was impressed by the helpfulness of Taiwan police after police officers helped him locate a mechanic and then towed him to the repair shop yesterday, October 10. Mykola was enjoying a trip around Hsinchu County’s Neiwan Scenic Area when his scooter broke down. It was a national holiday and the last day of a four-day long weekend, so most motorcycle repair shops were closed. Two police officers spotted the blond-haired, blue-eyed

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Two Foreign Students Die in Shilin Apartment Fire

Two foreign students are believed to have died in a 4th-floor roof-top apartment in Shilin District this evening after a fire broke out around 7:00pm. At 8:20pm, firefighters found the bodies of one male and one female. The apartment owner, who owns the 3rd and 4th floor apartments of the building, said he had rented the residence to two foreign students attending Ming Chuan University. Police and firefighters are investigating and attempting to clarify the identities of the deceased and

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