Typhoon Melor makes landfall in Philippines

Schools have been closed, fishing boats berthed and ferry services suspended in the Philippines, as a category 3 typhoon lashes the eastern coast. Typhoon Melor has whipped up extreme winds and grew stronger overnight.

About 8,000 people were stranded in ports Monday after the coast guard stopped all ferry services and fishing in the central Philippines, with winds of up to 205 kph (95 mph)./jar/rc (Reuters, AP)/Deutche Welle