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Mayor and president meet at 228 ceremony


Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – At an event marking Saturday’s 68th anniversary of the 228 Incident, the cool interaction between Taipei City Mayor Ko Wen-je and...full story
updated 2015-02-28 02:46 PM
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Revellers celebrate arrival of the New Year in downtown Beirut, Lebanon, Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein) Rescue workers look for survivors at the site of the collapsed building in the capital Nairobi, Kenya , Monday, Jan. 5, 2015. The residential building in the Huruma neighborhood of Nairobi collapsed on Sunday and according to the Kenya Red Cross,  a dozen people have so far been rescued but an unknown number are still feared trapped. (AP Photo/Sayyid Azim) A rescue worker try to locate survivors under rubbles at the site of a multi-storey building collapse in the capital Nairobi, Kenya Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015. The residential building in the Huruma neighborhood of Nairobi collapsed on Sunday and according to the Kenya Red Cross, over a dozen people have so far been rescued but an unknown number are still feared trapped. (AP Photo) Pakistani boys take part in a rally marking the birthday of Islam's Prophet Muhammad in Islamabad, Pakistan, Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015. Thousands of Pakistani Muslims celebrated by participating in religious ceremonies and distributing free meals for the poor. (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed) Officers of the National Search And Rescue Agency unload the body of a victim on board the ill-fated AirAsia Flight 8501, from a helicopter upon arrival at the airport in Pangkalan Bun, Indonesia, Monday Jan. 5, 2015. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana) Palestinian mourners carry the body of Palestinian Imam Dwikat who was shot dead by Israeli troops on Monday, in the West Bank village of Baita near City of Nablus , Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2014. The Israeli military said its forces shot and killed Dwika who was throwing stones at drivers in the West Bank. The military said forces on patrol Monday were confronted by a group of stone throwers. The forces called out to them to stop and fired live rounds into the air to disperse them, then opened fire on the stone throwers when they persisted. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed) Iranian Christians pray during the New Year's mass at the saint Sarkis church of Armenians in Tehran, Iran, Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015. Around 120,000 Christians live in Iran, mostly in Central and north-western parts of the country. Most Iranian Christians are of the Armenian ethnicity, however and they are mostly adherent to the Gregorian faith. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi) In this Monday, Dec. 29, 2014, photo, starling seller Mohammed Jamil shows a bird after it was purchased by a customer to set it free in Irbil, Iraq.  Some will buy the birds to eat them as a delicacy, but most will buy them only to set them free as an act of mercy. This year, however, the nearby fighting with the Islamic State group has driven many of the skittish birds away.  (AP Photo/Dalton Bennett) Indonesian Armed Forces Chief, Gen. Moeldoko, left, and National Police Chief, Gen. Sutarman, right, listen to a question during  a press conference in Surabay, East Jave, Indonesia, Monday, Jan. 5, 2015. The Singapore-bound plane crashed into the sea 42 minutes after taking off on Dec. 28.(AP Photo/Firdia Linsawati) Rescue workers look for survivors at the site of the collapsed building in the capital Nairobi, Kenya, Monday, Jan. 5, 2015. The residential building in the Huruma neighborhood of Nairobi collapsed on Sunday and according to the Kenya Red Cross, a dozen people have so far been rescued but an unknown number are still feared trapped. (AP Photo/Sayyid Azim)
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Mayor and president meet at 228 ceremony

Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – At an event marking Saturday’s 68th anniversary of the 228 Incident, the cool interaction between Taipei City Mayor Ko Wen-je and....Fullstory

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