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Typhoon to ground Cathay flights

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HONG KONG - Cathay Pacific Airways on Saturday announced plans to cancel all flights as the territory braced for the arrival of Super Typhoon Usagi, the most powerful storm of the year. 

A local resident rides a bicycle beside the riverbank in Hsintien in New Taipei City as Typhoon Usagi approaches on Friday. (AFP Photo)

Usagi, forecast to be closest to Hong Kong on Sunday and Monday, could pose a "severe threat" to the city, the Hong Kong Observatory said on its website.

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