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Missing Malaysia Plane MH370: China Investigating Satellite Images Of Debris

22/03/2014 11:16 GMT | Updated 22/03/2014 11:59 GMT

Malaysia's acting transport minister has stated that new satellite images of debris are being investigated by China.

During his daily press briefing, Hishammuddin Hussein received news that the Chinese would be sending ships to investigate 'satellite image of floating objects in the southern corridor', according to the BBC.

He added: "Beijing is expected to make an announcement in a few hours."

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Relatives of Chinese passengers aboard the missing Malaysia Airlines, flight MH370, turn to journalists to shout their demands for answers after Malaysian government representatives left briefing in Beijing, China.

The announcement came after another Australian searchers found no evidence of debris from MH370, according to the commander of the first plane to return on Saturday.

The minister added that weather conditions, such as strong currents and rough seas, were making the search "very challenging", and warned that there had been a tropical cyclone warning for the area.

Mr Hussein also mentioned the report in The Telegraph of the conversation between the co-pilot of the Boeing 777 and the control tower, and said the transcript of their 54-minute interaction "does not indicate anything abnormal".