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    Super Typhoon Meranti Slams Into China

    Batten down those hatches. One person died and 38 were injured when Meranti, the world’s biggest storm of the year so far, swept through Taiwan. Now it’s made landfall in Xiamen, China, where power has been cut off in some regions and tens of thousands have been evacuated. The typhoon, a Category 5 storm with 141 mph wind gusts, also disrupted flights and train schedules at the beginning of a three-day holiday weekend — and forecasters say it’ll push toward Shanghai next, though it’ll likely only deliver torrential rain.

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