Powerful Typhoon Nesat hits Philippines
A powerful typhoon has struck the Philippines, triggering floods, cutting power and halting work in the capital Manila.
Typhoon Nesat also forced the closure of the Philippine Stock Exchange and the US embassy in the city.
At least two people were killed and another four were reported missing.
As the storm approached, the authorities ordered the evacuation of more than 100,000 people in the central Albay province.
The typhoon is expected to continue across the country, before blowing across the South China Sea towards southern China on Thursday.