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Australia flags deeper search for Malaysian jet

Ground crew check the Malaysia Airlines flight MH192 bound for Bangalore that turned back towards and parked at Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang, Malaysia, Monday, April 21, 2014, after its right landing gear malfunctioned upon takeoff. The airline says Flight 192 carrying 166 people landed safely at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport early Monday, four hours after it departed. AP

The hunt for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet will likely soon deploy more powerful sonar equipment that can delve deeper as the current search of the most likely crash site in the Indian Ocean has failed to yield any clues, Australia’s defense minister said Wednesday.

Posted: April 23rd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Royals get Aboriginal gifts in Australian Outback

Britain's Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, center, reacts to a hand made bracelet presented to her as Prince William watches her upon arrival at the National Indigenous Training Academy at Yulara, near Uluru, Australia, Tuesday, April 22, 2014. AP

Britain’s Prince William and his wife, Kate, have received a traditional Aboriginal welcome during a visit to the Australian Outback.

Posted: April 22nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Two-thirds of underwater search done, no sign of MH370

This handout photo taken on April 18, 2014 and received on April 20, 2014 from the Australian Defense Department shows the Phoenix International Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) Artemis (C) being moved by crane over the side of Australian Defense vessel "Ocean Shield" in the search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH 370 in the Indian Ocean.     AFP / AUSTRALIAN DEFENSE/LSIS BRADLEY DARVILL

Two-thirds of the planned underwater search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 has been completed, with no signs so far of the jet, Australian officials said Monday.

Posted: April 21st, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Malaysia, Australia in deal on black box custody–report

In this Monday, April 14, 2014, photo provided by the Australian Defense Force an autonomous underwater vehicle is deployed from ADV Ocean Shield in the search of the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 in the southern Indian Ocean. The search area for the missing Malaysian jet has proved too deep for the robotic submarine which was hauled back to the surface of the Indian Ocean less than half way through its first seabed hunt for wreckage and the all-important black boxes, authorities said on Tuesday. AP/Australian Defense Force, Lt. Kelli Lunt FILE PHOTO

Malaysia and Australia will sign a deal specifying who handles any wreckage from missing flight MH370 that may be recovered, including the crucial “black box” flight data recorders, local media reported Friday.

Posted: April 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

MH370 search to be most costly ever at $100 million — analysts

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The search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 is set to be the most expensive in aviation history, analysts say, as efforts to find the aircraft deep under the Indian Ocean show no signs of slowing.

Posted: April 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Sub dives deeper in hunt for missing MH370

In this map provided on Wednesday, April 16, 2014, by the Joint Agency Coordination Centre, details are presented in the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 in the southern Indian Ocean. A robotic submarine looking for the lost Malaysian jet continued its second seabed search on Wednesday as up to 14 planes were to take to the skies for some of the final sweeps of the Indian Ocean for floating debris from the ill-fated airliner. AP

The mini-sub searching for missing flight MH370 dived on its fifth seabed mission Friday, officials said, testing the vehicle’s recommended depth limits after failing to find any wreckage.

Posted: April 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Robot sub makes first complete search for plane

In a Monday, April 14, 2014 photo provided by the U.S. Navy, operators aboard the Australian defense vessel Ocean Shield move the U.S. Navy's Bluefin-21 autonomous underwater vehicle into position for deployment to search for the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. On Tuesday, April 15, 2014, the U.S. Navy and search coordinators said that a built-in safety feature aborted what was supposed to have been a 16-hour mission to create a sonar map of the ocean floor after only six hours. AP Photo/U.S. Navy, MC1 Peter D. Blair

A robotic submarine has completed its first full 16-hour mission scanning the floor of the Indian Ocean for wreckage of the missing Malaysian airliner after two previous missions were cut short by technical problems and deep water, authorities said on Thursday.

Posted: April 17th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Australian state leader quits over $2,800 wine

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The leader of Australia’s most populous state quit as premier on Wednesday in the face of mounting evidence that he failed to declare a 3,000 Australian dollar ($2,800) bottle of wine that arrived as a gift on his Sydney doorstep.

Posted: April 16th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

False leads in search for missing jet

In this file imagery taken by the Thaichote satellite on March 24, 2014 and released March 27, 2014 by Geo-Informatics and Space Technology Development Agency (GISTDA), a part of about 300 objects floating in the Indian Ocean near the search area for the missing Malaysia Airlines jetliner are shown. The objects were never verified to be part of the plane. AP

If the signals detected deep in the Indian Ocean are truly from the wreckage from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, they ultimately will close the book on a frustrating long list of false leads in the effort to find the jet.

Posted: April 14th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Oil slick detected in MH370 search area – official

An oil slick in the seas between Vietnam and Malaysia is seen from the air Sunday March 9, 2014. Malaysian authorities later announced that it was not from the MH370. AP

An oil slick has been detected in the Indian Ocean within the search area for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 but has yet to be analysed, the Australian leading the operation said Monday.

Posted: April 14th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Official says sub will be used in search for jet

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Search crews will for the first time send a sub deep into the Indian Ocean to try and determine whether signals detected by sound-locating equipment are from the missing Malaysian plane’s black boxes.

Posted: April 14th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Malaysia says no mid-flight phone call from MH370 cockpit

A U.S. Navy P8 Poseidon takes off from Perth Airport en route to rejoin the ongoing search operations for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 in Perth, Australia, Sunday, April 13, 2014. AP

Malaysia on Sunday rejected claims that phone calls were made from missing flight MH370 before it vanished, but refused to rule out any possibility in a so far fruitless investigation over the cause of the jet’s disappearance.

Posted: April 13th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Long hunt for missing jet looms as pings go silent

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After a week of optimism over four underwater signals believed to be coming from the missing Malaysian plane, the sea has gone quiet and Australia’s leader is warning that the massive search will likely be long.

Posted: April 13th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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