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Malaysia, Flight 370 relatives talk financial help

In this Thursday, April 17, 2014 photo provided by the Australian Defense Force, the Phoenix International Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) Artemis is launched from the Australian Defense Vessel Ocean Shield in to the southern Indian Ocean in the search of the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. AP/Australian Defense Force, Bradley Darvill

As the search continued off the coast of Australia for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet, the airline announced another plane bound for India was forced to make an emergency landing early Monday after one of its tires burst on takeoff.

Posted: April 21st, 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Light plane crashes in Papua, killing 2 people

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A light aircraft crashed Wednesday in Indonesia’s easternmost province of Papua, killing its American pilot and a passenger.

Posted: April 9th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Banter keeps up morale among Flight 370 searchers

In this Sunday, March 30, 2014 file photo, the Australian navy ship Ocean Shield is docked at naval base HMAS Stirling while being fitted with an autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV), bottom right, and a towed pinger locator (TPL), a small yellow object seen at bottom third from right, to aid in the search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370. Two ships, including the Ocean Shield, with equipment that can hear the black boxes' pings were slowly making their way on the remote stretch of the Indian Ocean Friday, April 4 along a 240-kilometer (150-mile) route that investigators are hoping may be close to the spot Flight 370 entered the water after it vanished March 8 on a flight from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, to Beijing. (AP Photo/Rob Griffith, File)

After more than four hours flying over the vast, featureless Indian Ocean, the quick-fire banter of a New Zealand crew searching for signs of Flight 370 turns philosophical.

Posted: April 5th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Desperate hunt is on for Flight 370 ‘black boxes’

In this Sunday, March 30, 2014 file photo, the Australian navy ship Ocean Shield lies docked at naval base HMAS Stirling while being fitted with a towed pinger locator to aid in her roll in the search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 in Perth, Australia. AP

Four weeks after the Malaysia Airlines jet vanished, two ships deployed sound locators Friday in the southern Indian Ocean in a desperate attempt to find the plane’s flight recorders before their signal beacons fall silent.

Posted: April 5th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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