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Hong Kong Today
RTHK's morning news programme. Weekdays 6:30 - 8:00
Janice Wong and Samantha Butler


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Typhoon Koinu passes HK with a whimper  Listenfacebook
Despite Typhoon Koinu dumping a large amount of rain over the territory, flood-prone areas in Hong Kong have been largely unaffected. The number nine signal was in force for nearly five hours on Sunday night, while the Black Rainstorm Warning was in effect for more than six hours, as the storm slowly passed by Hong Kong over the past few days. Wendy Wong reports:
Smooth commute to work as signalled lowered  Listenfacebook
Most people had half a day off work on Monday after the Observatory downgraded the number eight typhoon signal just before noon. While there were long queues in some areas, the back-to-work situation was generally orderly, as Violet Wong reports:
Airport officials promise better typhoon arrangements  Listenfacebook
The Airport Authority says it will work to improve transport arrangements for passengers arriving in Hong Kong during stormy weather. Many incoming travellers were stranded for hours at the airport on Sunday evening when the number nine signal shut down public transport there. Damon Pang reports:
Meteorologist hits back at criticism of T9 signal  Listenfacebook
A meteorologist has hit back at criticism that the Observatory gave insufficient warning before raising the typhoon number nine signal on Sunday night, stranding people as most public transport stopped. Leung Wing-mo, spokesman of the Hong Kong Meteorological Society, says the public have a misunderstanding. He said weather authorities normally give advance notice of a number eight signal, to give people time to return home. He told Janice Wong that a timely warning of T9 stoppages was more the responsibility of transport authorities:
HKU panel set up to investigate vice-chancellor  Listenfacebook
The University of Hong Kong's governing body says a five-member panel will be set up to look into the complaints made against president and vice-chancellor Zhang Xiang. The HKU Council insists the panel will be unbiased and will not rush to judgement. Frank Yung reports:
More than 60 percent of talent applications approved  Listenfacebook
Financial Secretary Paul Chan says the government has received more than 160,000 applications for its various talent admission schemes and approved more than 60 percent of them so far. He says Hong Kong will continue to collaborate with other Greater Bay Area cities to attract talent. Elvis Yu reports:
Xi Jinping welcomes US senate delegation  Listenfacebook
President Xi Jinping says relations between China and the United States will impact the "destiny of mankind". The president made the comments as he met a visiting US congressional delegation. Altis Wong reports:
HK religious tour group attempting to leave Israel  Listenfacebook
A pastor leading a tour group from Hong Kong to Israel says its members are now trying to leave in batches amid the conflict there. Frank Yung reports:
Israel pounds Gaza after Hamas threatens to kill hostages  Listenfacebook
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says air strikes against Hamas targets in Gaza have only just started, in retaliation for Saturday's assault by the Palestinian militants. He ordered a complete seige of the Gaza Strip, cutting off electricity, food and fuel. The number of dead on both sides is mounting: Israeli reports say 900 Israelis are known to have been killed, while Palestinian health officials say almost 700 have died in Gaza. Meanwhile, Iran says it played no part in the attack by Hamas. And the US secretary of state, Antony Blinken, said Washington had seen no evidence of direct Iranian involvement. Paul Rogers, Professor of Peace Studies at Bradford University in the UK, spoke to Annemarie Evans:
UK Supreme Court considers Rwanda asylum policy  Listenfacebook
On Monday, the British Supreme Court began hearing the government's appeal over its Rwanda asylum policy, which was ruled unlawful earlier this year. Britain has paid Rwanda more than US$170 million, as part of its plan to send asylum seekers there. RTHK's UK correspondent, Gavin Grey, told Samantha Butler why the policy was so controversial: