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Missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370: Latest Updates

13/03/2014 15:44 | Updated 13 March 2014
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03/25/2014 7:27 PM EDT

'Partial Ping' Investigated As Possible Clue

The Wall Street Journal reports on a potential clue in the plane investigation:

A “partial ping” received eight minutes after a final complete transmission between Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 and an orbiting satellite began on the missing jet, in the latest clue that could help investigators unravel what happened to the jet before it stopped flying.

The final partial transmission from the missing Boeing Co. 777-200ER, which disappeared from civilian radar on March 8, “originates with the aircraft for reasons not understood,” said Chris McLaughlin, senior vice president of Inmarsat PLC, which operates the satellite.

Read the full story here.

03/25/2014 5:10 PM EDT

Relative Petitions U.S. Court For Malaysia Airlines, Boeing Records

Chicago-based law firm Ribbeck Law Chtd., representing the father of a passenger on MH370, filed a request in Illinois state court on Tuesday seeking Malaysia Airlines and Boeing's records on the missing plane, Bloomberg reports.

Januari Siregar, father of passenger Firman Chandra Siregar, has requested 26 types of data, including information about the maintenance of the jet, the crew's training, and any cargo on board, according to the report.

Read the full story here.

03/25/2014 2:52 PM EDT

U.S. Navy 'Tow Fish' Microphone Will Listen For MH370 Pings

Wired explains that U.S. Navy underwater microphones may be essential to the MH370 search now that authorities are looking in an area of the southern Indian Ocean in places as deep as 23,000 feet.

From Wired:

The 70-pound tow fish, which is formally known in true Pentagon style as Towed Pinger Locator 25, is a hydrodynamic microphone designed specifically to listen for the acoustic signal of the data and cockpit voice recorders carried aboard all commercial and military aircraft. It can track the devices to depths of 20,000 feet.

The U.S. has deployed a pair of tow fish to a Royal Australian Navy Rescue Ship, which will drag them through the search area looking for pings from the missing plane's flight data recorder, according to Wired.

Read the full report here.

03/25/2014 11:52 AM EDT

WaPo: China Wary Relatives' Anger Will Rebound

The Washington Post reports that Chinese officials are concerned that relatives grieving the disappearance of flight MH370 could redirect their anger from Malaysia onto China.

From The Washington Post:

At a meeting of provincial officials last week, according to people who were in the room, they discussed preventing a larger movement from forming out of the passengers’ families.

While the families' outrage and frustration is genuinely targeted at Malaysian authorities, China is taking care to make sure it stays that way, the Post notes.

At a rare-sanctioned protest at the Malaysian embassy in Beijing on Tuesday, plainclothes men who did not appear to be family members came to rally the protesters, according to the Post:

In the meantime, in one bus, a man with a loudspeaker prepared the relatives. “We don’t have any contradictions with the Chinese government, right?” he yelled into the loudspeaker, waiting for them to yell back “right!” “We don’t have any contradictions with the media, right?”

Read the full story here.

03/25/2014 9:22 AM EDT

PHOTO: MH370 Relatives Protest At Malaysia Embassy In Beijing

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Relatives of passengers on missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 protest outside the Malaysian embassy in Beijing on March 25, 2014. (AFP/AFP/Getty Images)

03/25/2014 8:22 AM EDT

What Malaysia Airlines Is Doing For Relatives

From the Associated Press:

Malaysia Airlines says it is providing comprehensive support for the families of the 239 people aboard Flight 370.

FOOD AND LODGING: Hotel, transportation, meals and other expenses have been provided for up to five family members per passenger since the flight disappeared March 8, and the airline intends to continue the support as long as families require it.

FINANCIAL HELP: The airline provided US$5,000 per passenger to the next of kin initially and will offer more payments as the search for the jetliner continues.

ROUND-THE-CLOCK CARE: It has assigned more than 700 caregivers — including two per family — to offer support and counseling to families on a 24-hour basis.

03/25/2014 4:04 AM EDT

The Missing Passengers And Crew Of Flight #370

When Malaysia Airlines Flight #370 disappeared on March 8, it carried 227 passengers and 12 crew members. The youngest passenger was 2-year-old Yan Zhang, the oldest was 79-year-old Baotang Lou.

Click here to view the entire passenger/crew manifest.

03/25/2014 3:25 AM EDT

Malaysia Airlines Releases New Statement About Missing Plane

By: Tan Sri Md Nor Md Yusof, Chairman of Malaysia Airlines

As you will be aware, last night the Prime Minister of Malaysia, Najjib Razak, announced new evidence regarding the disappearance of MH370 on 8th March.

Based on this evidence, the Prime Minister’s message was that we must accept the painful reality that the aircraft is now lost and that none of the passengers or crew on board survived.

This is a sad and tragic day for all of us at Malaysia Airlines. While not entirely unexpected after an intensive multi-national search across a 2.24 million square mile area, this news is clearly devastating for the families of those on board. They have waited for over two weeks for even the smallest hope of positive news about their loved ones.

This has been an unprecedented event requiring an unprecedented response. The investigation still underway may yet prove to be even longer and more complex than it has been since March 8th. But we will continue to support the families – as we have done throughout. And to support the authorities as the search for definitive answers continues. I will now ask our Group Chief Executive¸ Ahmad Jauhari Yahya, to provide you will with fuller details of our support for the families.

By: Ahmad Jauhari Yahya, Group Chief Executive Officer, Malaysia Airlines

I stand before you today not only as the Group Chief Executive Officer of Malaysia Airlines, but also as a parent, as a brother, as a son. My heart breaks to think of the unimaginable pain suffered by all the families. There are no words which can ease that pain. Everyone in the Malaysia Airlines family is praying for the 239 souls on MH370 and for their loved ones on this dark day. We extend our prayers and sincere condolences.

We all feel enormous sorrow and pain. Sorrow that all those who boarded Flight MH370 on Saturday 8th March, will not see their families again. And that those families will now have to live on without those they love. It must be remembered too that 13 of our own colleagues and fellow Malaysians were also on board.

And let me be very clear on the events of yesterday evening. Our sole and only motivation last night was to ensure that in the incredibly short amount of time available to us, the families heard the tragic news before the world did. Wherever humanly possible, we did so in person with the families or by telephone, using SMS only as an additional means of ensuring fully that the nearly 1,000 family members heard the news from us and not from the media.

Ever since the disappearance of Flight MH370 Malaysia Airlines’ focus has been to comfort and support the families of those involved and support the multi-national search effort. We will continue to do this, while we also continue to support the work of the investigating authorities in the Southern Indian Ocean.

Like everyone else, we are waiting for news from those authorities. We know that while there have been an increasing number of apparent leads, definitive identification of any piece of debris is still missing. It is impossible to predict how long this will take. But after 17 days, the announcement made last night and shared with the families is the reality which we must now accept. When Malaysia Airlines receives approval from the investigating authorities, arrangements will be made to bring the families to the recovery areas if they so wish. Until that time, we will continue to support the ongoing investigation. And may I express my thanks to the Government and all of those involved in this truly global search effort.

In the meantime, Malaysia Airlines’ overwhelming focus will be the same as it has been from the outset – to provide the families with a comprehensive support programme. Through a network of over 700 dedicated caregivers, the loved ones of those on board have been provided with two dedicated caregivers for each family, providing care, support and counsel. We are now supporting over 900 people under this programme and in the last 72 hours, we have trained an additional 40 caregivers to ensure the families have access to round-the-clock support.

In addition, hotel accommodation for up to five family members per passenger, transportation, meals and others expenses have been provided since 8th March and that will continue.

Malaysia Airlines has already provided initial financial assistance of USD 5,000 per passenger to the next of kin. We recognize that financial support is not the only consideration. But the prolonged search is naturally placing financial strain on the relatives. We are therefore preparing to offer additional payments as the search continues.

This unprecedented event in aviation history has made the past 18 days the greatest challenge to face our entire team at Malaysia Airlines. I have been humbled by the hard work, dedication, heartfelt messages of concern and offers of support from our remarkable team. We do not know why, and we do not know how this terrible tragedy happened. But as the Malaysia Airlines family, we are all praying for the passengers and crew of Flight MH370.

For past statements, click here.

03/25/2014 2:34 AM EDT

Malaysia Airlines CEO Has Not Decided On Resignation

Malaysia Airlines Chief Executive Ahmad Jauhari Yahya was asked at a press conference whether he would resign following the disappearance of Flight #370. Yahya said it was a personal decision, and one he would make at a later date, Reuters reported.

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03/25/2014 12:48 AM EDT

Carrier's Support Effort Has Large Reach

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The Australian Maritime Safety Authority suspends Flight 370 search operations due to adverse weather. http://t.co/tSl8FYM5UJ

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From Reuters:

Britain's Inmarsat used a wave phenomenon discovered in the 19th century to analyze the seven pings its satellite picked up from Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 to determine its final destination.

The new findings led Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak to conclude on Monday that the Boeing 777, which disappeared more than two weeks ago, crashed thousands of miles away in the southern Indian Ocean, killing all 239 people on board.

The pings, automatically transmitted every hour from the aircraft after the rest of its communications systems had stopped, indicated it continued flying for hours after it disappeared from its flight path from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing.

From the time the signals took to reach the satellite and the angle of elevation, Inmarsat was able to provide two arcs, one north and one south that the aircraft could have taken.

Inmarsat's scientists then interrogated the faint pings using a technique based on the Doppler effect, which describes how a wave changes frequency relative to the movement of an observer, in this case the satellite, a spokesman said.

The Doppler effect is why the sound of a police car siren changes as it approaches and then overtakes an observer.

Britain's Air Accidents Investigation Branch was also involved in the analysis.

\"We then took the data we had from the aircraft and plotted it against the two tracks, and it came out as following the southern track,\" Jonathan Sinnatt, head of corporate communications at Inmarsat, said.

The company then compared its theoretical flight path with data received from Boeing 777s it knew had flown the same route, he said, and it matched exactly.

The findings were passed to another satellite company to check, he said, before being released to investigators on Monday.

The paucity of data - only faint pings received by a single satellite every hour or so - meant techniques like triangulation using a number of satellites or GPS (Global Positioning System) could not be used to determine the aircraft's flight path.

Read the full story here.

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From Reuters:

Britain's Inmarsat used a wave phenomenon discovered in the 19th century to analyze the seven pings its satellite picked up from Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 to determine its final destination.

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Searchers are racing to find the plane's black boxes, AP reports:

By law, the boxes must be able to send those signals for at least 30 days following a crash. But experts say they can continue making noise for another 15 days or so beyond that, depending upon the strength of the black box battery at the time of the crash.

Without the black boxes — the common name for the voice and data recorders normally attached to a fuselage — it would be virtually impossible for investigators to definitively say what caused the crash.

Read the full story here.

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Searchers are racing to find the plane's black boxes, AP reports:

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From HuffPost:

The text message immediately set off a firestorm, with many on the Internet quick to criticize the airliner for not reaching out to relatives by more appropriate means.

In reality, the decision to text the families may not be as egregious as it seems.

MH370 families have chided Malaysia Airlines, as well as Malaysian government authorities, in part because the news media has continuously received new information about the missing plane before the families over the past two weeks.

Read the rest here.

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From HuffPost:

The text message immediately set off a firestorm, with many on the Internet quick to criticize the airliner for not reaching out to relatives by more appropriate means.

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From Reuters:

Chinese Deputy Foreign Minister Xie Hangsheng told Malaysia's ambassador in Beijing on Monday that China was demanding Malaysia hand over all relevant satellite data analysis on the missing Malaysian airliner, the Foreign Ministry said.

Xie met the ambassador after Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, citing new satellite data, said Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, which disappeared over two weeks ago en route to Beijing, crashed thousands of miles away in the southern Indian Ocean.

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From Reuters:

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A committee representing families of #MH370 passengers accuses the Malaysian government of deliberate delays and cover-ups, CCTV reports.

— CNN Breaking News (@cnnbrk) March 24, 2014

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A committee representing families of #MH370 passengers accuses the Malaysian government of deliberate delays and cover-ups, CCTV...Read More"},{"id":"382","created":"03/24/2014 3:09 PM EDT","title":"'Incredibly Distressed'","tweet_link":"382_incredibly-distressed","entry_text":"

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families in Malaysia are incredibly distressed. A psychologist part of

medical team here says they will be working through the

night

— Leisha Chi (@leishachi)

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24, 2014

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Boeing is saddened by today's announcement by the prime minister of Malaysia regarding Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. Our thoughts and deepest sympathies continue to be with the families and loved ones of those aboard. Boeing continues to serve as a technical advisor to the U.S. National Transportation Board.

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Boeing is saddened by today's announcement by the prime minister of Malaysia regarding Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. Our thoughts and deepest sympathies continue to be with the families and loved ones of those aboard. Boeing continues to se...Read More"},{"id":"380","created":"03/24/2014 1:38 PM EDT","title":"Malaysia Airlines: Most Families Didn't Learn News Via Text","tweet_link":"380_malaysia-airlines-most-families-didnt-learn-news-via-text","entry_text":"

Malaysia Airlines says

they told "the majority" of families in person or on phone,

the text msg was just an extra. MH370

— malcolmmoore

(@MalcolmMoore)

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24, 2014

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Malaysia Airlines says
\nthey told "the majority" of families in person or on phone,
\nthe text msg was just an extra. MH370

— malcolmmoore
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Inmarsat, the company whose analysis undergirds today's announcement on flight MH370, explained to SkyNews how it was able to locate the flightpath of the missing plane.

As the company had already announced earlier, its satellites kept receiving hourly signals from the plane despite the fact that the jet's communication systems were switched off. Inmarsat then analyzed data from flights that took a similar path to MH370.

Inmarsat's senior vice president Chris McLoughlin said:

\"What we did two weeks ago was say it could be north or it could be south, and what we've done is refined that with the signals we got from other aircraft and that gives you a very good fit.\"

\"Previous aircraft provided a pattern, and that pattern to the south is virtually what we got in our suggested estimate. The fit is very, very strong.\"

\"We passed the information on after it had been peer reviewed by others in the UK air industry and after it had been compared with Boeing.\"

Head over to SkyNews for the full story.

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Inmarsat, the company whose analysis undergirds today's announcement on flight MH370, explained to SkyNews how it was able to locate the flightpath of the missing plane.

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We have asked #Malaysia Airlines about the text messages sent to relatives. Their response here: pic.twitter.com/9fgCU1j8MC

— Mark Stone (@Stone_SkyNews) March 24, 2014

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BBC Transport Correspondent Richard Westcott tweets from the offices of British satellite company Inmarsat, who provided data analysis to Malaysia on the location of missing flight MH370.

The room where the MH370 data would have been received http://t.co/g2RmJJ8Xx8

— Richard Westcott (@BBCwestcott) March 24, 2014

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BBC Transport Correspondent Richard Westcott tweets from the offices of British satellite company Inmarsat, who provided data analysis to Malaysia on the location of missing flight MH370.

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Two hours after the

news broke, most of the relatives remain inside the conference room in

Beijing. MH370

— malcolmmoore (@MalcolmMoore)

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24, 2014

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Two hours after the
\nnews broke, most of the relatives remain inside the conference room in
\nBeijing. MH370

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"Handshake" data analysis of #Flight370's direction was a "groundbreaking," math-based, peer-reviewed process, Inmarsat spokesman tells CNN.

— CNN Breaking News (@cnnbrk) March 24, 2014

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#INFOGRAPHIC Nationalities of the people on board #MH370 and what we know about some of them @AFP pic.twitter.com/YlN6fDu4N1

— John Saeki (@JohnSaeki) March 24, 2014

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#INFOGRAPHIC Nationalities of the people on board #MH370 and what we kno...Read More"},{"id":"373","created":"03/24/2014 11:04 AM EDT","title":"Obama: U.S. Will Continue To Try To Locate MH370","tweet_link":"373_obama-us-will-continue-to-try-to-locate-mh370","entry_text":"

Ben Rhodes says in meeting w/Chinese president, President Obama vowed the US will continue to "try to locate" #MH 370 (more)

— Ed Henry (@edhenryTV) March 24, 2014

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Ben Rhodes says in meeting w/Chinese president, President Obama vowed the US will continue to "try to locate" #MH 370 (mo...Read More"},{"id":"372","created":"03/24/2014 10:59 AM EDT","title":"Relatives React To Announcement","tweet_link":"372_relatives-react-to-announcement","entry_text":"

From the Associated Press:

Women shrieked and sobbed uncontrollably. Men and women held up their loved ones who were nearly collapsing. Their grief came pouring out after 17 days of waiting for some definitive word on the fate of their relatives aboard the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.

Malaysia's prime minister gave that word in a televised news conference from Kuala Lumpur, saying there was no longer any reasonable doubt that the aircraft ended up in the southern Indian Ocean far from any possible landing site.

Relatives of passengers in Beijing had been called to a hotel near the airport to hear the announcement. Afterward, they filed out of a conference room in heart-wrenching grief.

One woman collapsed and fell on her knees, crying \"My son! My son!\"

Read more here.

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From the Associated Press:

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Monday, March 24, 10:15 PM MYT +0800 Malaysia Airlines MH370 Flight Incident - Media Statement 23

Note: The communication below was shared with the family members of passengers and crew of MH370

Malaysia Airlines deeply regrets that we have to assume that MH370 ended in the southern Indian Ocean. As you will hear in the next hour from Malaysia's Prime Minister, new analysis of satellite data suggests the plane went down in the Southern Indian Ocean.

On behalf of all of us at Malaysia Airlines and all Malaysians, our prayers go out to all the loved ones of the 226 passengers and of our 13 friends and colleagues at this enormously painful time.

We know there are no words that we or anyone else can say which can ease your pain. We will continue to provide assistance and support to you, as we have done since MH370 first disappeared in the early hours of 8 March, while flying from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing.

The ongoing multinational search operation will continue, as we seek answers to the questions which remain. Alongside the search for MH370, there is an intensive investigation, which we hope will also provide answers.

We would like to assure you that Malaysia Airlines will continue to give you our full support throughout the difficult weeks and months ahead.

Once again, we humbly offer our sincere thoughts, prayers and condolences to everyone affected by this tragedy.

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Monday, March 24, 10:15 PM MYT +0800 Malaysia Airlines MH370 Flight Incident - Media Statement 23

Note: The communication below was shared with the family members of passengers and crew of MH370

Malaysia Airlines deeply regrets ...Read More"},{"id":"370","created":"03/24/2014 10:28 AM EDT","title":"PM's Statement In Full ","tweet_link":"370_pms-statement-in-full-","entry_text":"

Read Malaysian PM Najib Razak's statement on MH370 in full: http://t.co/3BakkKSJan pic.twitter.com/iYCE5esIH9

— GuardianUS (@GuardianUS) March 24, 2014

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Read Malaysian PM Najib Razak's statement on MH370 in full: http://t.co/3BakkKSJan pic.twitter.com/iYCE5esIH9

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Stretcher arriving at Beijing hotel #MH370 pic.twitter.com/10MOcbADWE

— malcolmmoore (@MalcolmMoore) March 24, 2014

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Stretcher arriving at Beijing hotel #MH370 pic.twitter.com/10MOcbADWE

— malcolmmoore (@Malcolm...Read More"},{"id":"368","created":"03/24/2014 10:19 AM EDT","title":"Families Devastated","tweet_link":"368_families-devastated","entry_text":"

Terrible screaming and wailing here of families in grief MH370 #Beijing

— malcolmmoore (@MalcolmMoore) March 24, 2014

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Terrible screaming and wailing here of families in grief MH370 #Beijing

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The text msg Malaysia Airlines sent to inform Chinese #MH370 families about flight's fate ending in S Indian Ocean pic.twitter.com/Ys3azWL7WB

— Adrienne Mong (@adriennemong) March 24, 2014

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Malaysia's Prime Minister announced on Monday that according to new data flight MH370 ended in the southern Indian Ocean.

The Prime minister said that analysis by a British company has concluded that the last position of flight MH370 was the middle of the Indian Ocean, far removed from any airfield.

\"This is a remote location ... it is therefore with deep sadness and regret that I must inform you that according to this new data, flight MH370 ended in the southern Indian Ocean,\" Razak said.

Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 went missing more than two weeks ago after taking off from Kuala Lumpur for Beijing with more than 200 passengers on board. French and Chinese airplanes looking for debris of the jet had spotted several objects in the ocean on Monday.

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Malaysia's Prime Minister announced on Monday that according to new data flight MH370 ended in the southern Indian Ocean.

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Relatives of passengers from #Flight370 are walking into a Beijing conference hall. Emergency medical workers are on hand.

— CNN Breaking News (@cnnbrk) March 24, 2014

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Relatives of passengers from #Flight370 are walking into a Beijing conference hall. Emergency medical workers are on hand.Read More"},{"id":"364","created":"03/24/2014 9:55 AM EDT","title":"NBC: Malaysia Airlines Texts Relatives","tweet_link":"364_nbc-malaysia-airlines-texts-relatives","entry_text":"

China families receive text message from Malaysia Airlines"We deeply regret..we hv 2 assume beyond any reasonable doubt #MH370 hs bn lost"

— Bill Neely (@BillNeelyNBC) March 24, 2014

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China families receive text message from Malaysia Airlines"We deeply regret..we hv 2 assume beyond any reasonable doubt #MH370<...Read More"},{"id":"363","created":"03/24/2014 9:52 AM EDT","title":"Scene Inside Briefing Room","tweet_link":"363_scene-inside-briefing-room","entry_text":"

Scene inside briefing room in Kuala Lumpur. #Malaysia PM @NajibRazak to speak 10am ET. pic.twitter.com/0jBbvEiiJQ

— Jon Williams (@WilliamsJon) March 24, 2014

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Scene inside briefing room in Kuala Lumpur. #Malaysia PM @NajibRazak to speak 10am ET. Read More"},{"id":"362","created":"03/24/2014 9:39 AM EDT","title":"Families Start To Gather","tweet_link":"362_families-start-to-gather","entry_text":"

Families of missing passengers of #MH370 starting to gather at hotel in Beijing. Malaysian Airlines to brief shortly.

— Jon Williams (@WilliamsJon) March 24, 2014

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Families of missing passengers of #MH370 starting to gather at hotel in Beijing. Malaysian Airlines to brief shortly.

— Jon William...Read More"},{"id":"361","created":"03/24/2014 9:38 AM EDT","title":"Sources: Relatives To Be Flown To Australia","tweet_link":"361_sources-relatives-to-be-flown-to-australia","entry_text":"

Sources tell SkyNews that relatives of the passengers aboard missing plane MH370 will be flown to Australia.

Sky Sources: relatives of missing plane passengers to be booked on charter flights to take them to Australia #MH370

— Sky News Newsdesk (@SkyNewsBreak) March 24, 2014

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Sources tell SkyNews that relatives of the passengers aboard missing plane MH370 will be flown to Australia.

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I will be making a statement on #MH370 at 10pm Malaysian time tonight at PWTC.

— Mohd Najib Tun Razak (@NajibRazak) March 24, 2014

","short_text":"

I will be making a statement on #MH370 at 10pm Malaysian time tonight at PWTC.

— Mohd Najib Tun Razak (@NajibRazak) Read More"},{"id":"359","created":"03/24/2014 9:06 AM EDT","title":"Report: Meeting Called","tweet_link":"359_report-meeting-called","entry_text":"

SkyNews reports that Malaysia Airlines has called an emergency meeting with the relatives of passengers aboard the missing MH370 flight.

Malaysia Airlines calls an emergency meeting for families of missing plane's passsengers in Beijing within the next hour #MH370

— Sky News Newsdesk (@SkyNewsBreak) March 24, 2014

","short_text":"

SkyNews reports that Malaysia Airlines has called an emergency meeting with the relatives of passengers aboard the missing MH370 flight.

Malaysia Airlines calls an emergency meeting for ...Read More"},{"id":"358","created":"03/24/2014 7:28 AM EDT","title":"Black Box Locator En Route","tweet_link":"358_black-box-locator-en-route","entry_text":"

From the AP:

The U.S. Pacific command said it was sending a Towed Pinger Locator to the region in case a debris field is found. The equipment, which is pulled behind a vessel at slow speeds, has highly sensitive listening capability that can detect \"pings\" from a plane's so-called black box down to a depth of 20,000 feet (6,100 meters).

An Australian navy support vessel, the Ocean Shield, equipped with acoustic detection equipment, was also moving into the search zone and would arrive in three or four days.

","short_text":"

From the AP:

The U.S. Pacific command said it was sending a Towed Pinger Locator to the region in case a debris field is f...Read More"},{"id":"357","created":"03/24/2014 7:16 AM EDT","title":"Update From Australian Maritime Safety Authority","tweet_link":"357_update-from-australian-maritime-safety-authority","entry_text":"

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority can advise objects have been located by a Royal Australian Air Force P3 Orion.

HMAS Success is on scene and is attempting to locate the objects in the search for missing Malaysia Aircraft flight MH370.

The objects were spotted in the search area about 2500 kilometres south-west of Perth by the RAAF Orion about 2.45pm (AEDT).

The crew on board the Orion reported seeing two objects – the first a grey or green circular object and the second an orange rectangular object.

The objects identified by the RAAF Orion are separate to the objects reported by the Chinese Ilyushin IL- 76 to AMSA earlier today.

The objects reported by the Chinese were also within today’s search area.

The US Navy P8 Poseidon aircraft sought to relocate the objects reported by the Chinese aircraft but were unable to do so.

The US Navy P8 is remains in the search area, while a second RAAF P3 and a Japanese P3 are en route to their assigned search areas.

The last of these aircraft will depart the search area about 11pm (AEDT).

","short_text":"

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority can advise objects have been located by a Royal Australian Air Force P3 Orion.

HMAS Success is on scene and is attempting to locate the objects in the search for missing Malaysia Aircraft fligh...Read More"},{"id":"356","created":"03/24/2014 6:11 AM EDT","title":"2 New Objects Spotted In Sea","tweet_link":"356_2-new-objects-spotted-in-sea","entry_text":"

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority has confirmed that a crew on board a P-3 Orion aircraft has spotted two objects, \"the first a gray or green circular object and the second an orange rectangular object,\" NBC News reported.

\"HMAS Success is in the vicinity and it is possible that the objects could be received within the next few hours or possibly by tomorrow morning,\" Hishamuddin Hussein, Malaysia's acting transport minister, told the media.

Click here for more.

","short_text":"

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority has confirmed that a crew on board a P-3 Orion aircraft has spotted two objectsRead More"},{"id":"355","created":"03/24/2014 6:10 AM EDT","title":"Over 100 People Interviewed In Missing Plane Probe","tweet_link":"355_over-100-people-interviewed-in-missing-plane-probe","entry_text":"

#MH370 100+ people, including families of crew, have been interviewed by police, Malaysian official says. http://t.co/QZAVQ41ose

— CNN Breaking News (@cnnbrk) 7 years ago

","short_text":"

#MH370 100+ people, including families of crew, have been interviewed by police, Malaysian official says. http://t.co/QZAVQ41ose

— CNN Breaking News (@cnnbrk) Read More"},{"id":"354","created":"03/24/2014 4:39 AM EDT","title":"U.S. Navy Searches Location Where Chinese Spotted 'Objects'","tweet_link":"354_us-navy-searches-location-where-chinese-spotted-objects","entry_text":"

US Navy P8 Poseidon tasked to investigate reported object sightings by Chinese aircraft at 33,000ft. 1/2

— AMSA News (@AMSA_News) March 24, 2014

Objects spotted by Chinese aircraft as heading back to Perth. Drift modelling undertaken on sighting. P8 unable to relocate objects. 2/2

— AMSA News (@AMSA_News) March 24, 2014

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US Navy P8 Poseidon tasked to investigate reported object sightings by Chinese aircraft at 33,000ft. 1/2

— AMSA News (@AMSA_News) Read More"},{"id":"353","created":"03/24/2014 1:51 AM EDT","title":"Another Malaysia Airlines Jet Has Trouble","tweet_link":"353_another-malaysia-airlines-jet-has-trouble","entry_text":"

A Malaysia Airlines plane flying from Kuala Lumpur to Seoul was forced to make an emergency landing in Hong Kong on Monday, The Associated Press reported.

The plane was diverted after a generator failed, the carrier said.

For more, click here.

","short_text":"

A Malaysia Airlines plane flying from Kuala Lumpur to Seoul was forced to make an emergency landing in Hong Kong on Mon...Read More"},{"id":"352","created":"03/24/2014 1:47 AM EDT","title":"Search For Flight #370 Ramps Up","tweet_link":"352_search-for-flight-370-ramps-up","entry_text":"

Search for #MH370 - infographic explains air and sea hunt for the missing plane http://t.co/jIoWC03EWz pic.twitter.com/GZju8wSyRz

— Al Arabiya English (@AlArabiya_Eng) March 24, 2014

","short_text":"

Search for #MH370 - infographic explains air and sea hunt for the missing plane http://t.co/jIoWC03EWz Read More"},{"id":"351","created":"03/24/2014 12:59 AM EDT","title":"More Debris Spotted By Chinese Satellites","tweet_link":"351_more-debris-spotted-by-chinese-satellites","entry_text":"

BREAKING: China says Chinese plane spots object in area where satellite images indicated possible debris.

— The Associated Press (@AP) 4 years ago

","short_text":"

BREAKING: China says Chinese plane spots object in area where satellite images indicated possible debris.

— The Associated Press (@AP) 4 years ago<...Read More"},{"id":"350","created":"03/23/2014 9:20 AM EDT","title":"Search Concludes For The Day","tweet_link":"350_search-concludes-for-the-day","entry_text":"

From the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA):

Search operation for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370: Update 12

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) search operation for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 has concluded for today.

There were no sightings of significance.

The search area experienced early sea fog particularly in the western areas, however conditions improved during the day.

A total of eight aircraft and HMAS Success supported today’s search effort in a cumulative 59,000 square kilometre search area across two search areas within the Australian Search and Rescue Region south-west of Perth.

The western boundary of the current search area is located 2500km from Perth.

Four civil ultra-long range jets chartered by AMSA and four military aircraft from Australian and the US were involved in today’s search together with the HMAS Success.

Twenty State Emergency Service (SES) volunteers from Western Australia were tasked as air observers today on board the civil aircraft. Each civil aircraft had five SES air observers on board, as well as an AeroRescue Aviation Mission Coordinator.

Aerorescue is AMSA’s contracted provider of dedicated search and rescue services from locations across Australia.

The search will resume tomorrow.

Chinese military Ilyushin IL-76 aircraft and Japanese P-3C aircraft will join the search on Monday.

","short_text":"

From the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA):

Search operation for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370: Update 12
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The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) search operation for Malaysia Airlines ...Read More"},{"id":"349","created":"03/22/2014 10:09 PM EDT","title":"Search Continues On Sunday, March 23","tweet_link":"349_search-continues-on-sunday-march-23","entry_text":"

The latest search by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority takes into account the debris reportedly sighted by civil aircraft and China's satellite image showing an object floating in the southern Indian Ocean. AMSA's statement says, \"Further attempts will be made today to establish whether the objects sighted are related to MH370.\"

More from AMSA's statement:

Today’s search has been split into two areas within the same proximity covering 59,000 square

kilometres about 2500 kilometres south-west of Perth. These areas have been determined by drift

modelling.

A total of eight aircraft have been tasked by AMSA’s Rescue Coordination Centre to undertake today’s

search activities.

The civil aircraft are two Bombardier Global Express, a Gulfstream 5 and an Airbus 319.

One civil aircraft departed Perth for the search area just after 9am. Three other civil aircraft departed for

the search area between 11am and midday.

The United States Navy P8 Poseidon aircraft departed for the search area about 11am.

Read the full AMSA statement here, and follow @AMSA_News on Twitter for the latest updates.

","short_text":"

The latest search by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority takes into account the debris reportedly sighted by civil aircraft and Chin...Read More"},{"id":"348","created":"03/22/2014 6:58 PM EDT","title":"Australia PM: Civilian Aircraft Spots Debris In Search Zone","tweet_link":"348_australia-pm-civilian-aircraft-spots-debris-in-search-zone","entry_text":"

Australian news website news.com.au reports:

Debris including a wooden pallet has been spotted by one of the aircraft searching for missing flight MH370, Prime Minister Tony Abbott has revealed.

Mr Abbott said he was told late last night a civilian aircraft had sighted a number of objects within the search zone.

It is the first direct sighting of debris and follows two hits by satellite in the past week.

“Yesterday one of our civilian search aircraft got visuals on a number of objects in a fairly small area in the overall Australian search zone,” Mr Abbott said this morning.

He said the debris was: “ A number of small objects, fairly close together within the Australian search zone, including a wooden pallet.”

Read the full news.com.au report here.

"We have now had a number of very credible leads and there is now hope,"Australia's PM Tony Abbot said on new spotted objects. #mh370

— Shimon Prokupecz (@ShimonPro) March 22, 2014

","short_text":"

Australian news website news.com.au reports:

Read More"},{"id":"347","created":"03/22/2014 11:17 AM EDT","title":"Australia: Nothing Found ","tweet_link":"347_australia-nothing-found-","entry_text":"

Nothing found Saturday in area where Chinese satellite spotted floating object, Australian authorities say. http://t.co/OLUnxTP2wq

— CNN Breaking News (@cnnbrk) March 22, 2014

","short_text":"

Nothing found Saturday in area where Chinese satellite spotted floating object, Australian authorities say. http://t.co/OLUnxTP2wq

— CNN Breakin...Read More"},{"id":"346","created":"03/22/2014 7:32 AM EDT","title":"Chinese Satellite Spots New Possible Debris","tweet_link":"346_chinese-satellite-spots-new-possible-debris","entry_text":"

China will release more details in "coming hours" about new floating object. http://t.co/3y2KGoA0p1 pic.twitter.com/mpJN3pch3Y

— CNN Breaking News (@cnnbrk) March 22, 2014

","short_text":"

China will release more details in "coming hours" about new floating object. http://t.co/3y2KGoA0p1 pic.twitter.c...Read More"},{"id":"345","created":"03/21/2014 11:43 PM EDT","title":"3 Aircraft Currently In Search Area","tweet_link":"345_3-aircraft-currently-in-search-area","entry_text":"

Three aircraft are now in #MH370 search area. A RAAF P3 Orion and NZ P3 Orion aircraft are also now en route.

— AMSA News (@AMSA_News) 1 year ago

","short_text":"

Three aircraft are now in #MH370 search area. A RAAF P3 Orion and NZ P3 Orion aircraft are also now en route.

— AMSA News (@AMSA_News) 1 yea...Read More"},{"id":"344","created":"03/21/2014 11:02 PM EDT","title":"IMAGE: Australian Maritime Safety Authority's Day 5 Search Area","tweet_link":"344_image-australian-maritime-safety-authoritys-day-5-search-area","entry_text":"

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority released the following chart of the search area for Day 5 of its search:

\"amsa\"

View all the charts here.

","short_text":"

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority released the following chart of the search area for Day 5 of its search:

View all the charts here.

"},{"id":"343","created":"03/21/2014 6:01 PM EDT","title":"U.S Officials: 'Accident' Is Leading Theory For Malaysia Airlines Flight Disappearance ","tweet_link":"343_us-officials-accident-is-leading-theory-for-malaysia-airlines-flight-disappearance-","entry_text":"

Senior US counterterrorism officials tell @CNN an accident is leading operative theory for #mh370 disappearance -via @evanperez

— Vaughn Sterling (@vplus) March 21, 2014

Read the full CNN report here.

","short_text":"

Senior US counterterrorism officials tell @CNN an accident is leading operative theory for #mh370 disappe...Read More"},{"id":"342","created":"03/21/2014 5:15 PM EDT","title":"Australia Resumes Search For Missing Plane With Aircraft And Ships ","tweet_link":"342_australia-resumes-search-for-missing-plane-with-aircraft-and-ships-","entry_text":"

Search for #MH370 resumes this morning. Six aircraft tasked. Two merchant ships now in search area. http://t.co/2c1soPDG7n

— AMSA News (@AMSA_News) March 21, 2014

The statement from AMSA concludes with \"To date, no sightings have been reported.\"

Read the statement here.

","short_text":"

Search for #MH370 resumes this morning. Six aircraft tasked. Two merchant ships now in search area. http://t.c...Read More"},{"id":"341","created":"03/21/2014 4:38 PM EDT","title":"Families Of Missing Passengers Forced From Hotel By Ferrari F1 Team","tweet_link":"341_families-of-missing-passengers-forced-from-hotel-by-ferrari-f1-team","entry_text":"

NBC News reports:

Grieving relatives of passengers on missing Flight 370 were forced to move out of their hotel Friday because it was booked by the Ferrari Formula One racing team competing in the Malaysian Grand Prix.

F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone told NBC News the booking at the Cyberview Hotel in Kuala Lumpur would have been made long before the Malaysia Airlines jet disappeared two weeks ago.

More than a dozen Chinese family members, who traveled to the Malaysian capital to get updates on the search for the Boeing 777, were transferred to another hotel in the city by the airline on Friday.

About 3,000 drivers, engineers and other support workers travel to each Grand Prix destination, and hotels in Kuala Lumpur are already filling up ahead of the race on Sunday March 30.

Read the full report here.

","short_text":"

NBC News reports:

Grieving relatives of passengers on missing Flight 370 were forced to move out of...Read More"},{"id":"340","created":"03/21/2014 4:26 PM EDT","title":"U.S. Mulling Undersea Surveillance Gear ","tweet_link":"340_us-mulling-undersea-surveillance-gear-","entry_text":"

From Reuters:

The Pentagon said on Friday it was considering a request from Malaysian Defense Minister Hishammuddin Hussein to provide undersea surveillance equipment to help in the search for the missing Malaysia Air Flight 370.

The Malaysian defense chief made the request in a telephone call with Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, the Pentagon said in a statement.

Hagel said he would \"assess the availability and utility of military undersea technology for such a task and provide him an update in the very near future,\" the statement said.

","short_text":"

From Reuters:

The Pentagon said on Friday it was considering a request from Malaysian Defense Mini...Read More"},{"id":"339","created":"03/21/2014 3:58 PM EDT","title":"The Telegraph Says It Has Full Transcript Of MH370 Communications","tweet_link":"339_the-telegraph-says-it-has-full-transcript-of-mh370-communications","entry_text":"

British newspaper The Telegraph says it had obtained the full transcript of pilot communications from missing flight MH370, and that the records show \"perfectly routine\" conversations in the lead-up to its disappearance. Malaysian authorities declined to confirm or deny the authenticity of the transcript.

Experts consulted by The Telegraph said the communications between the cockpit and air traffic control appear to be completely normal, and raised just two moments in the dialogue that could raise questions.

From The Telegraph:

The first was a message delivered by the cockpit at 1.07am, saying that the plane was flying at a cruising altitude of 35,000 feet. This message was unnecessary as it repeated a call that had already been delivered six minutes earlier.

However, experts consulted by The Telegraph note that the unnecessary message does not seem particularly suspicious.

The Telegraph continues:

The other odd feature, which is one of the reasons for suspicions that the plane’s disappearance was deliberate, was that its loss of communications and sharp turn westward occurred during the handover from air traffic controllers in Kuala Lumpur to those in Ho Chi Minh City.

Two minutes after the final message, the transponder was disabled.

“If I was going to steal the aeroplane, that would be the point I would do it,” Stephen Buzdygan, a former British Airways pilot who flew Boeing 777s, told The Telegraph.

--Charlotte Alfred

","short_text":"

British newspaper The Telegraph says it had obtained the full transcript of pilot communications from missing flight MH370, and that the records show \"perfectly routine\" conversations in the lead-up to its disappearance. Malaysian authorities declined...Read More"},{"id":"338","created":"03/21/2014 12:50 PM EDT","title":"Two Weeks Ago To The Hour, MH370 Took Off From Kuala Lumpur","tweet_link":"338_two-weeks-ago-to-the-hour-mh370-took-off-from-kuala-lumpur","entry_text":"

2 weeks ago to the hour, #MH370 pulled back from the stand at Kuala Lumpur airport & took off for Beijing. It & 239 people remain missing.

— Mark Stone (@Stone_SkyNews) March 21, 2014

","short_text":"

2 weeks ago to the hour, #MH370 pulled back from the stand at Kuala Lumpur airport & took off for Beijing. It & 239 people remain missi...Read More"},{"id":"336","created":"03/21/2014 10:29 AM EDT","title":"U.S. Navy Ship Finds Nothing","tweet_link":"336_us-navy-ship-finds-nothing","entry_text":"

US Navy Poseidon searching for #MH370 returns to Perth. Crew say they found nothing in the search area & that weather conditions were clear

— Bill Neely (@BillNeelyNBC) 4 years ago

","short_text":"

US Navy Poseidon searching for #MH370 returns to Perth. Crew say they found nothing in the search area & that weather conditions were clear

— Bill Neely (@BillNeelyNBC) Read More"},{"id":"335","created":"03/21/2014 10:20 AM EDT","title":"Missing Jet Was Carrying Potentially Flammable Batteries","tweet_link":"335_missing-jet-was-carrying-potentially-flammable-batteries","entry_text":"

Malaysia Airlines CEO: Missing jet was carrying potentially flammable batteries http://t.co/2jSlsChAmD

— NBC News (@NBCNews) 6 years ago

","short_text":"

Malaysia Airlines CEO: Missing jet was carrying potentially flammable batteries http://t.co/2jSlsChAmD

— NBC News (@NBCNews) Read More"},{"id":"334","created":"03/21/2014 6:33 AM EDT","title":"Areas Searched This Week","tweet_link":"334_areas-searched-this-week","entry_text":"

Areas searched so far in the southern Indian Ocean for Flight MH370 http://t.co/IK3myfP3tk

— BuzzFeed News (@BuzzFeedNews) 1 year ago

","short_text":"

Areas searched so far in the southern Indian Ocean for Flight MH370 http://t.co/IK3myfP3tk

— BuzzFeed News (@BuzzFeedNews) Read More"},{"id":"333","created":"03/21/2014 5:14 AM EDT","title":"Search For Missing Plane Extended","tweet_link":"333_search-for-missing-plane-extended","entry_text":"

MORE: Australian official says hunt for missing Malaysia plane will be extended for another day: http://t.co/DouuiIdArB

— The Associated Press (@AP) 4 years ago

","short_text":"

MORE: Australian official says hunt for missing Malaysia plane will be extended for another day: http://t.co/DouuiIdArB

— The Associated Press (@AP) Read More"},{"id":"332","created":"03/21/2014 5:00 AM EDT","title":"Search Update: Nothing So Far","tweet_link":"332_search-update-nothing-so-far","entry_text":"

BREAKING: Acting Australian prime minister says nothing of significance spotted in plane search so far.

— The Associated Press (@AP) 4 years ago

","short_text":"

BREAKING: Acting Australian prime minister says nothing of significance spotted in plane search so far.

— The Associated Press (@AP) 4 years agoRead More"},{"id":"331","created":"03/21/2014 4:19 AM EDT","title":"Malaysia: No Confirmation Yet On Unknown Objects","tweet_link":"331_malaysia-no-confirmation-yet-on-unknown-objects","entry_text":"

A top Malaysian official said investigators have still not received any evidence that the two objects spotted by satellite in the Indian Ocean are parts of the missing Malaysia Airlines jet, Reuters reported.

\"I have been getting reports all morning. There is no positive corroboration yet,\" Defence Minister and acting Transport Minister Hishammuddin Hussein said.

For more, click here.

","short_text":"

A top Malaysian official said investigators have still not received any evidence that the two...Read More"},{"id":"330","created":"03/21/2014 4:15 AM EDT","title":"Australia PM Hopes To Solve 'Extraordinary Riddle'","tweet_link":"330_australia-pm-hopes-to-solve-extraordinary-riddle","entry_text":"

Australia will try to solve the \"extraordinary riddle\" of what happened to Malaysia Airlines Flight #370, Prime Minister Tony Abbott said on Friday.

While speaking to a reporter, Abbott said Australia owes it to the families and friends of those on board to keep searching, CNN reported.

Click here for more.

","short_text":"

Australia will try to solve the \"extraordinary riddle\" of what happened to Malaysia Airlines Flight #370, Prime Minister Tony Abbott sa...Read More"},{"id":"329","created":"03/20/2014 11:45 PM EDT","title":"Aircrafts And Merchant Vessels Head To Search Site","tweet_link":"329_aircrafts-and-merchant-vessels-head-to-search-site","entry_text":"

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority released a new press statement that four aircraft have left Perth for the search area:

Due to the distance to and from the search area, the aircraft involved have an endurance of

approximately 2 hours of search time.

One merchant vessel is currently in the search area. A second merchant vessel is due to arrive tonight.

Read the full statement here.

","short_text":"

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority released a new press statement that four aircraft have left Perth for the search area:
\n

Read More"},{"id":"328","created":"03/20/2014 11:00 PM EDT","title":"China Sends Ships To Search Area Off Australia","tweet_link":"328_china-sends-ships-to-search-area-off-australia","entry_text":"

The Associated Press reports:

China's government says it is sending three warships to join the search for possible pieces of a missing Malaysia Airlines plane in the southern Indian Ocean.

The National Maritime Search and Rescue Center said Friday the three ships are en route to the area where a satellite image showed two large objects floating about 2,300 kilometers (1,400 miles) west of Australia. It gave no indication when they might arrive at the remote site.

Read the full report here.

","short_text":"

The Associated Press reports:

China's government says it is sending three warships to join the search for possible pieces of a m...Read More"},{"id":"327","created":"03/20/2014 10:53 PM EDT","title":"Chinese President 'Devastated' Over Missing Plane","tweet_link":"327_chinese-president-devastated-over-missing-plane","entry_text":"

#BREAKING PM Tony Abbott has spoken with the Chinese president about the missing Malaysian Airlines flight #MH370

— ABC News (@abcnews) March 21, 2014

#BREAKING Mr Abbott says president Xi Jinping is "devastated" and that Australia will do its duty to follow all possible leads.

— ABC News (@abcnews) March 21, 2014

","short_text":"

#BREAKING PM Tony Abbott has spoken with the Chinese president about the missing Malaysian Airlines flight Read More"},{"id":"326","created":"03/20/2014 8:33 PM EDT","title":"IMAGE: Area To Be Searched On Day 4","tweet_link":"326_image-area-to-be-searched-on-day-4","entry_text":"

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority released a new set of images Friday morning (local time).

The image below shows the planned area to be inspected on Day 4 of AMSA's search:

\"amsa

View all images here.

","short_text":"

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority released a new set of images Friday morning (local time).

The image below shows the planned area to be inspected on Da...Read More"},{"id":"325","created":"03/20/2014 8:29 PM EDT","title":"IMAGE: Australia Shows Area Searched","tweet_link":"325_image-australia-shows-area-searched","entry_text":"

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority released a new set of images Friday morning (local time)

The image below shows the area inspected on Day 3 of AMSA's search:

\"amsa\"

View all images here.

","short_text":"

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority released a new set of images Friday morning (local time)

The image below shows the area inspected on Day 3 of AMSA's ...Read More"},{"id":"324","created":"03/20/2014 8:15 PM EDT","title":"Australian Government Issues More Charts For Missing Plane Search","tweet_link":"324_australian-government-issues-more-charts-for-missing-plane-search","entry_text":"

Updated search area charts for #MH370 are now available here: http://t.co/wplAtbjbmU pic.twitter.com/LhtHJijezE

— AMSA News (@AMSA_News) March 21, 2014

","short_text":"

Updated search area charts for #MH370 are now available here: http://t.co/wplAtbjbmU Read More"},{"id":"323","created":"03/20/2014 6:44 PM EDT","title":"Australia: Nothing Found Yet","tweet_link":"323_australia-nothing-found-yet","entry_text":"

Australian officials said that search for debris spotted by satellites that could be from the missing plane has been futile so far. According to the AP, Australia sent a freighter to scan the area in the southern Indian Ocean where the debris is thought to have been. Searches yesterday and overnight found nothing as well.

","short_text":"

Australian officials said that search for debris spotted by satellites that could be from the missing plane has been futile so far. According to the AP, Australia sent a freighter to scan the area in the southern Indian Ocean where the debris is though...Read More"},{"id":"322","created":"03/20/2014 3:58 PM EDT","title":"Search Resumes At Sunrise","tweet_link":"322_search-resumes-at-sunrise","entry_text":"

From The Herald Sun:

AS THE sun rises over the southern Indian Ocean the search resumes for missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 with possible objects discovered in the water deemed the “best lead” yet.

Four aircraft were tasked by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority to focus on a 23,000 square kilometre area about 2500 kilometres southwest of Perth.

Full story here.

","short_text":"

From The Herald Sun:

AS THE sun rises over the southern Indian Ocean the search resumes for missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 with possible objects discovered in the water deemed the “best lead” yet.

Four aircraft were...Read More"},{"id":"321","created":"03/20/2014 3:49 PM EDT","title":"INFOGRAPHIC: New Clues In Search For Missing MH370","tweet_link":"321_infographic-new-clues-in-search-for-missing-mh370","entry_text":"

The South China Morning Post has a handy infographic putting the new search area in the southern Indian Ocean in context.

Infographic: New clues in search for missing MH370 | http://t.co/NTmInc4Pix

— SCMP 南華早報 (@SCMP_News) March 20, 2014

","short_text":"

The South China Morning Post has a handy infographic putting the new search area in the southern Indian Ocean in context.

Infographic: New clues in search for missing MH370 | Read More"},{"id":"320","created":"03/20/2014 2:23 PM EDT","title":"Families Frustrated With Search Efforts","tweet_link":"320_families-frustrated-with-search-efforts","entry_text":"

News that debris from the missing flight may have been spotted off the coast of Perth has done little to satisfy the families of passengers.

Sarah Bajc, whose partner was on the plane, said that \"it strikes me as just one more lead that may or may not come true. It's enough to make us anxious again... but I'm cautiously pessimistic that it's not a piece of the plane\"

Bajc also criticized the handling of the search efforts, saying that the different countries have been acting like \"teenage girls running around a locker room trying not to show each other what they've got.\"

The father of another passenger told CNN that he believed that objects stopped were \"definitely\" not debris from the plane. He said he is still holding out hope that his son is alive.

","short_text":"

News that debris from the missing flight may have been spotted off the coast of Perth has done little to satisfy the families of passengers.

Sarah Bajc, whose partner was on the plane, said that \"it strikes me as just one more lead that may or ma...Read More"},{"id":"319","created":"03/20/2014 1:22 PM EDT","title":"Meteorologist Says Weather Conditions At Search Site To Improve","tweet_link":"319_meteorologist-says-weather-conditions-at-search-site-to-improve","entry_text":"

Search pilots told ABC News Australia that poor weather conditions on Thursday hampered the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane in the southern Indian Ocean, as cloud and rain caused extremely poor visibility.

But conditions at the potential crash site are set to improve over the weekend, meteorologist Rob Sharpe , raising hopes that the search teams will have an easier time in the coming days.

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Search pilots told ABC News Australia that poor weather conditions on Thursday hampered the search for the missing Malaysi...Read More"},{"id":"318","created":"03/20/2014 1:06 PM EDT","title":"Satellite Technology 'Not Designed To Search Vast Oceans'","tweet_link":"318_satellite-technology-not-designed-to-search-vast-oceans","entry_text":"

While new satellite images of possible debris off Australia have brought fresh hope to the hunt for missing flight MH370, The Wall Street Journal explains that satellite technology has major limitations in scanning vast areas of open water.

From the Wall Street Journal:

\"This is a very difficult case. Normally we know what the area of interest is. This is essentially a camera in space, and if you don't know where to point it then it's a big challenge,\" said Adina Gillespie, product development manager at DMC International Imaging, a UK-based commercial satellite imaging provider.

The story notes that the latest satellite images were provided to Australia by a commercial operator based in Colorado called DigitalGlobe. The Wall Street Journal notes:

According to Australian authorities, who are leading the search efforts where the objects have been sighted in the southern Indian Ocean, the images were captured on March 16 but took four days to be analyzed and passed to the appropriate authority. \"The biggest delay in the process is in the analysis part of it,\" Ms. Gillespie said.

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While new satellite images of possible debris off Australia have brought fresh hope to the hunt for missing flight MH370, The Wall Street Journal ...Read More"},{"id":"317","created":"03/20/2014 12:40 PM EDT","title":"PHOTO: Norwegian Ship's Route To Possible Debris Site","tweet_link":"317_photo-norwegian-ships-route-to-possible-debris-site","entry_text":"

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Sturla Henriksen, director general of the Norwegian Shipowner's Association (C) and Ingar Skiaker, CEO of Hoeegh Autoliners discuss the movements of the vessel 'Hoeegh St Petersburg' at a press conference on March 20, 2014 in Oslo. (TERJE BENDIKSBY/AFP/Getty Images)

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\nSturla Henriksen, director general of the Norwegian Shipowner's Association (C) and Ingar Skiaker, CEO of Hoeegh Autoliners discuss the movements of the vessel 'Hoeegh St Petersburg' at a press conference on March 20, 2014 in Oslo. (TERJE BE...Read More"},{"id":"316","created":"03/20/2014 12:11 PM EDT","title":"Time Is Crucial, Expert Says","tweet_link":"316_time-is-crucial-expert-says","entry_text":"

Time is running out for one lead in the search for the missing plane.

CNN reported that \"the batteries powering the pings emanating from the plane's voice and data recorders go dead after about 30 days.\"

\"There's a clock ticking,\" one expert told CNN. \"Maybe 18 days left.\"

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Time is running out for one lead in the search for the missing plane.

CNN reported that \"the batteries powering the pings ema...Read More"},{"id":"315","created":"03/20/2014 12:07 PM EDT","title":"What We Know","tweet_link":"315_what-we-know","entry_text":"

The AP has a good summary of everything we know now about the possible missing plane debris that was spotted near Australia.

Australia has ended their search for the day, but it will continue overnight with help from Norway. Here's more:

A Norwegian merchant ship will use radar to search the area overnight, and its crew will use binoculars and their own eyesight to scan the waters Friday. Australia's HMAS Success and a second merchant ship are en route. The planes will return to search by air on Friday. India will have two planes involved in the search Friday.

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The AP has a good summary of everything we know now about the possible missing plane debris that was spotted near Australia.

Australia has ...Read More"},{"id":"314","created":"03/20/2014 11:38 AM EDT","title":"Malaysia: U.S. May Be Hiding Something","tweet_link":"314_malaysia-us-may-be-hiding-something","entry_text":"

Malaysian officials believe Australia and the U.S. may be withholding data that could aid the search for the missing plane, Business Insider reported, citing the New Strait Times.

The Malaysian government-operated newspaper said that radar systems and satellites owned by the two countries may have been able to track the flight if it crashed in the area.

The U.S. and Australia have not responded to the accusations. The claims likely speak more to the tension between Malaysia and other countries aiding the search than any actual lack of disclosure.

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Malaysian officials believe Australia and the U.S. may be withholding data that could aid the search for the missing plane, Business Insider reported, citing Read More"},{"id":"313","created":"03/20/2014 11:27 AM EDT","title":"Norway Ship Reaches Area Where Possible Plane Debris Found","tweet_link":"313_norway-ship-reaches-area-where-possible-plane-debris-found","entry_text":"

Via Reuters:

(Reuters) - Norwegian car carrier Hoegh St. Petersburg has reached the area in the southern Indian Ocean off Australia where two floating objects, suspected to be debris from the missing Malaysian jetliner, were spotted, the ship's owner said on Thursday.

The car carrier was on its way from Madagascar to Melbourne when it got a request from Australian authorities to assist in investigating the objects spotted by satellite four days ago in one of the remotest parts of the globe, around 2,500 km (1,500 miles) southwest of Perth.

\"We've got a request from Australian authorities to search the area, and we will assist as long as needed,\" said Kristian Olsen, a spokesman at Hoegh Autoliners.

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Via Reuters:

(Reuters) - Norwegian car carrier Hoegh St. Petersburg has reached the area in the southern Indian Oce...Read More"},{"id":"312","created":"03/20/2014 9:36 AM EDT","title":"No Sightings Yet In Australia Search","tweet_link":"312_no-sightings-yet-in-australia-search","entry_text":"

The Australian government has released a statement detailing Thursday's search operations after possible debris was identified off the Australian coast earlier. The four aircraft managed to search 23,000 square km on Thursday, and six merchant ships have helped out with search operations this week, the statement said.

Read the full statement from the Australian government here.

ABC News' David Wright, who spent the day with the search team on the US Navy P-8 Poseidon, wrote on Twitter that the team will be back out tomorrow in the hope of locating the missing jet.

Nada today - except for a freighter and 2 pods of dolphins. They'll be back out tomorrow - eager to provide answers to those families #MH370

— David Wright (@WrightUps) March 20, 2014

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The Australian government has released a statement detailing Thursday's search operations after possible debris was identified off the Australian coast earlier. The four aircraft managed to search 23,000 square km on Thursday, and six merchant ships ha...Read More"},{"id":"311","created":"03/20/2014 9:10 AM EDT","title":"Australia: Search Has Ended For The Day","tweet_link":"311_australia-search-has-ended-for-the-day","entry_text":"

BREAKING: Australian officials say search for possible objects from missing plane ends for Thursday.

— The Associated Press (@AP) March 20, 2014

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BREAKING: Australian officials say search for possible objects from missing plane ends for Thursday.

— The Associated Press (@AP) March...Read More"},{"id":"310","created":"03/20/2014 8:49 AM EDT","title":"Most Popular Theory On Malaysian Social Media Speaks To Distrust Of Government","tweet_link":"310_most-popular-theory-on-malaysian-social-media-speaks-to-distrust-of-government","entry_text":"

From the NYT:

In a sign of broad public distrust of the governing party, which has

been in power since the country's independence in 1957, the most

talked-about theory about the plane on Malaysian social media has

nothing do with the pilot: Dr. Chin said many people were posting that

they believed that the plane was hijacked, and that the government was

keeping it a secret while negotiating for the release of hostages.

Read more here.

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From the NYT:

In a sign of broad public distrust of the governing party, which has
\nbeen in power since the ...Read More"},{"id":"309","created":"03/20/2014 8:38 AM EDT","title":"More Details About Ship Reaching Area Of Possible Debris","tweet_link":"309_more-details-about-ship-reaching-area-of-possible-debris","entry_text":"

Reuters reports:

Norwegian car carrier Hoegh St. Petersburg has reached the area in the southern Indian Ocean off Australia where two floating objects, suspected to be debris from the missing Malaysian jetliner, were spotted, the ship's owner said on Thursday.

The car carrier was on its way from Madagascar to Melbourne when it got a request from Australian authorities to assist in investigating the objects spotted by satellite four days ago in one of the remotest parts of the globe, around 2,500 km (1,500 miles) southwest of Perth.

Read the rest here.

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Reuters reports:

Norwegian car carrier Hoegh St. Petersburg has reached the area in the southern Indian Ocean...Read More"},{"id":"308","created":"03/20/2014 8:22 AM EDT","title":"PHOTO: Searching From Above","tweet_link":"308_photo-searching-from-above","entry_text":"

Royal Australian Air Force plane searching southern Indian Ocean for missing flight #MH370 http://t.co/tlGkBV9vC6 pic.twitter.com/idjiNKek3R

— BBC News (World) (@BBCWorld) March 20, 2014

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Royal Australian Air Force plane searching southern Indian Ocean for missing flight #MH370 http://t.co/tlGkBV9...Read More"},{"id":"307","created":"03/20/2014 8:20 AM EDT","title":"Australian Official: Don't Get Your Hopes Up Yet","tweet_link":"307_australian-official-dont-get-your-hopes-up-yet","entry_text":"

From The Associated Press:

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — An Australian search and rescue official says that planes have been sent to check on two objects possibly related to the missing Malaysia Airlines flight that were spotted on satellite imagery in the Indian Ocean about 2,500 kilometers (1,550 miles) southwest of Perth.

But John Young of the Australian Maritime Safety Authority cautioned Thursday against expectations that this may help solve the mystery of the plane that went missing with 239 people on board nearly two weeks ago.

Young told reporters, \"We have been in this business of doing search and rescue and using sat images before and they do not always turn out to be related to the search even if they look good, so we will hold our views on that until they are sited close-up.\"

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From The Associated Press:

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — An Australian search and rescue official says that planes have been s...Read More"}]

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