In the Philippines, hundreds of thousands of people have been evacuated as a powerful typhoon came ashore with high winds and heavy rain. Typhoon Melor made landfall on the country's eastern coast and is now working its way across the country.
Philippine President Duterte has declared that Marawi city is now liberated from IS-linked jihadists. Rebuilding and rehabilitating the war-torn city will be a test case for Duterte, say analysts. Ana P. Santos reports.
Typhoon Hato has battered southern China, Hong Kong and Macau - leaving at least 16 people dead and a trail of destruction. Flights and trains have been canceled across China's Guangdong province.
Officials in the Philippines are preparing for evacuations as Typhoon Nina approaches the northern part of the country. The storm is expected to make landfall on Christmas Day.
Typhoon Nesat has swept across parts of Taiwan, leaving a trail of chaos and destruction. The island is bracing for more flooding as a second storm batters the state.
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