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Typhoon batters Hong Kong and south China, three dead in Macau 7:03am EDT

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Typhoon Hato, a maximum category 10 storm, slammed into Hong Kong on Wednesday lashing the Asian financial hub with wind and rain that uprooted trees and forced most businesses to close, while in some places big waves flooded seaside streets.  Full Article

North Korea presses rocket program, but amid signs of drama easing 7:04am EDT 

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has ordered more solid-fuel rocket engines, state media reported on Wednesday, as he pursues nuclear and missile programs amid a standoff with Washington, but there were signs of tension easing.  Full Article  

Air strikes near Houthi checkpoint kill 35 in Yemen 7:29am EDT 

DUBAI (Reuters) - At least 35 people were killed in air strikes that hit a small hotel near a Houthi-run checkpoint north of the Yemeni capital Sanaa on Wednesday, a local medic and Houthi's television station.  Full Article