Downpour halts China’s search for jet crash victims, black boxes

WUZHOU, China – Heavy rain in southern China on Wednesday, March 23, halted the search for victims and flight information black boxes that could tell why a China Eastern Airlines passenger plane plunged into a mountainside two days earlier with 132 people on board. Rain water was filling the depression in the soft soil caused … Read more

Comelec halts fact-checking deal with Rappler a day after defending it

Before caving in to pressure from Solicitor General Jose Calida, the Comelec had asserted that the deal it signed with Rappler underwent thorough vetting MANILA, Philippines – Just a day after the acting elections chief said it will defend the agreement signed by the Commission on Elections (Comelec) with Rappler, the poll body succumbed to … Read more