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Australian PM: Objects spotted could be debris from missing Malaysian jet

Objects that could be debris from the missingMalaysia Airlines flight have been spotted on satellite imagery and searchers were rushing to locate the objects in the remote south Indian Ocean, the Australian government said Thursday.

Prime Minister Tony Abbott told Parliament in Canberra that a Royal Australian Air Force Orion has been diverted to the area to attempt to locate the objects.

 

"New and credible information has come to light in relation to the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 in the southern Indian Ocean," Abbott said.

He said two objects that may be connected to the missing plane have been spotted on satellite imagery. Abbott said he had spoken with his Malaysian counterpart, Najib Razak.

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Could YOU solve the mystery of the missing Malaysia Airlines flight? Search for MH370 turns to crowdsourcing

As police and search crews scour the seas around Malaysia and Vietnam for missing jet MH370, a satellite company is letting web users around the world help in the hunt online.  

DigitalGlobe has spent the last five days uploading high-resolution satellite and aerial images to its Tomnod site that let people explore the seas for clues about the crash, as well signs of a wreckage or oil slick.

Images are then tagged by users and analysed by experts before the most significant sightings are sent to the search teams in Asia...

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Missing Malaysia Airlines Flight: Hunt for Iranian Middleman who had Tickets Booked on Stolen Passports

While the search for the missing Beijing-bound Malaysia Airlines flight continues, the mystery surrounding the two passengers who used stolen passports to board flight MH370 intensifies. The Financial Times exclusively reported that the Thai travel agency that booked the tickets for the men had been asked to by an Iranian middleman. It is fairly common for fraudulent documents to be used on regional flights for illegal immigration or drug smuggling but the fact that the aircraft has disappeared has triggered speculation of a terrorist attack...

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