Filipino villager children are pummelled by winds in the typhoon-hit town of Baggao, Cagayan province, Philippines. Photograph: Francis R Malasig/EPA

Typhoon Mangkhut, which meteorologists called the most powerful storm in the world this year, has swept through the northern end of the Philippine isl(...)

 Rain covers the city of Tuguegarao lying on the path of Typhoon Mangkhut as residents prepare its approach. Photograph: Jes Aznar/Getty Images

Forecasters in the Philippines say Typhoon Mangkhut has made landfall in the country’s northeastern coast. Witnesses say the storm’s wind and rain ri(...)