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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 »

Searchers race to find jet; no new signals heard

Wing commander Rob Shearer captain of the Royal New Zealand Air Force P3 Orion left, and Sgt. Sean Donaldson look out the cockpit windows during search operations for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 in the southern Indian Ocean, near the coast of Western Australia, Friday, April 4, 2014. AP FILE PHOTO

With no new underwater signals detected, the search for the missing Malaysian passenger jet resumed Saturday in a race against time to find its dying black boxes five weeks after families first learned their loved ones never arrived at their destination.

Posted: April 12th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

MH370 hunt goes on after Australia signals great confidence

Sgt. Trent Wyatt, a crew member of a Royal New Zealand Air Force P-3 Orion, look out in the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 over the Indian Ocean, Friday, April 11, 2014. Their search area was located 1,800 kilometers (1,125 miles) northwest of Perth and they were tasked with flying at 800 feet to visually search for aircraft debris. Authorities are confident that signals detected deep in the Indian Ocean are from the missing Malaysian jet's black boxes, Australia's Prime Minister Tony Abbott said Friday, raising hopes they are close to solving one of aviation's most perplexing mysteries. AP

Ships and planes pursued Saturday the search for the missing Malaysian airliner off Australia after Prime Minister Tony Abbott said he was “very confident” that signals from the black box had been detected.

Posted: April 12th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Powerful cyclone hits Australia

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A cyclone packing winds of up to 230 kilometers (140 miles) an hour hit northern Australia late Friday before weakening to a category two storm as it moved down the coast.

Posted: April 12th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Australian PM confident sounds are from Flight 370

A submarine built by Bluefin Robotics moves through the water in Quincy, Mass., Wednesday, April 9, 2014. Bluefin Robotics shipped a version of their submarine to help locate the missing Malaysian Airlines Flight 370, by using its side-scan sonar. AP/Scott Eisen

Authorities are confident that a series of underwater signals detected in a remote patch of the Indian Ocean are coming from the missing Malaysia Airlines plane’s black boxes, Australia’s prime minister said Friday.

Posted: April 11th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

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