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Typhoon batters Hong Kong and south China, three dead in Macau 8:09am 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

 
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North Korea presses rocket program, but amid signs of drama easing 8:30am 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  

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Euro, bond yields rise on buoyant business surveys 7:52am EDT 

LONDON (Reuters) - The European single currency and euro zone government bond yields rose on Wednesday after a survey showed the bloc's manufacturing businesses had their best month of growth in six-and-a-half years.  Full Article  

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Morgan Freeman to get Screen Actors lifetime award Tuesday, 22 Aug 2017 

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Morgan Freeman, the versatile actor known for playing gods, presidents and pimps, will be honored with the 2017 lifetime achievement award by the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) at its annual ceremony in January.  Full Article