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MH370: two objects spotted in southern Indian Ocean, Australia says

Two objects possibly related to the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane have been found in the southern Indian Ocean, the Australian prime minister, Tony Abbott, says. Abbott did not reveal what type of objects were detected based on satellite imagery, but said authorities were sending aircraft to examine the area. Australia has assumed responsibility for co-ordinating the search of the southern Indian Ocean for the Boeing 777 which has been missing for nearly two weeks. “I would like to inform the house that new and credible information has come to light in relation to the search for Malaysia airlines flight MH370 in the southern Indian Ocean,” Abbott told the Australian parliament a short time ago.

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SATELLITE IMAGE OF MISSING FLIGHT MH370?

"I am confident that the image is that of the missing plane because of many reasons. First giveaway is the fact that the image was captured just above a forest and very close to the Shibpur air strip of Andaman Islands. The air strip is exclusively used by the defence forces with no permission for civilian aircraft in this area. A close look at the image will reveal if it is flying extremely low so much so that the clouds are above it which suggests it was done to avoid detection by radar."

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THAI MILITARY MIGHT HAVE TRACKED MISSING FLIGHT MH370

Thailand’s military said yesterday (March 18) it saw radar blips that might have been from the missing plane but didn’t report it “because we did not pay attention to it”. Thailand’s failure to quickly share possible information about the plane may not substantially change what Malaysian officials now know, but it raises questions about the degree to which some countries are sharing their defence data. At a minimum, safety experts said, the radar data could have saved time and effort that was initially spent searching the South China Sea, many miles from the Indian Ocean.

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Cybercriminals use fake MH370 websites to steal data

Cybercriminals are exploiting the disappearance of a Malaysia Airlines plane by luring users to websites purporting to offer the latest news in order to steal their personal information, an Internet security firm warned on Tuesday. Trend Micro urged Internet users to exercise caution when clicking on links shared on social media for news of flight MH370, which mysteriously vanished from the radar in the early hours of March 8 while on its way from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing.

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Families of China passengers threaten to go on hunger strike

Furious Chinese families threatened yesterday to go on a hunger strike until the Malaysian government tells them the truth about the fate of their relatives aboard the Malaysia Airlines flight that went missing en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. Ten days after the airliner vanished an hour into its flight, hundreds of family members are still waiting for information in a Beijing hotel. Around two-thirds of the 239 passengers on board Flight MH370 are Chinese. Families vented their pain and anger on Chinese representatives sent by the airline to meet them and demanded to see the Malaysian Ambassador.

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Malaysia opposition leader Anwar admits MH370 pilot is his relative

Opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim has admitted that Malaysia Airlines MH370 pilot Captain Zaharie Ahmad Shah is related to his son's in-laws. "I am not denying that he ( Zaharie) is related to one of my in-laws and that I have met him on several occasions. "In fact, he is a close friend of (PKR supreme council member and Subang MP) R. Sivarasa, as we said before," Mr Anwar told reporters at the Parliament lobby here on Tuesday.

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US military base, South Asian airports in MH370 pilot’s simulator

Investigations into the flight simulator taken from the missing pilot's home showed a software for five practice runways, including one belonging to the United States, Berita Harian reported today. "Among the software we checked so far is the Male International Airport in Maldives, three airports in India and Sri Lanka, and one belonging to the US military base in Diego Garcia. All have a runway length of 1,000 metres," a source told the Malay daily. Police seized the flight simulator from pilot Captain Zaharie Ahmad Shah's house last Saturday before reassembling it at the federal police headquarters in Bukit Aman, where experts were conducting checks.

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Touching letter from a MAS pilot’s daughter

This note is long overdue and is something that I should have written a long time ago - to let my dad know of how proud I am of him. I am proud of what he does, in spite of him not being around for almost half of my life. I am so sorry for being ashamed to tell my friends that you are indeed a pilot. A good one at that. I am so sorry for telling my new friends that you are a driver. I did not want to come across as a privileged kid. We are after all, living a normal life.

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SAF TO OFFER MALAYSIA MORE HELP TO LOCATE MISSING PLANE

The Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) has offered Malaysia the help of its Information Fusion Centre to locate the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370. The centre, which collates information on maritime security issues, has access to a network of 13 navies and 51 civilian shipping companies. All of these have been activated to report any unusual sightings in designated search areas to help coordinate search efforts.

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600 potential runways for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 to land

As authorities now look into the possibility that Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 may have been hijacked, reports have emerged about the potential runways where the missing aircraft could have landed. Mirror in Britain reported that with enough fuel to fly anywhere from Pakistan to Western Australia, the missing plane could have landed in 634 runways after the suspected hijacking. This is based on a map from WNYC, website of non-profit, noncommercial, public radio stations located in New York City.

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