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Search for MH370 goes underwater for first time

The search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 in remote seas off Australia is heading underwater for the first time, with a US Navy high tech "black box" locator deployed as the battery life of the cockpit data recorder dwindles.

The pinger locator is lowered into the ocean.
The pinger locator is lowered into the ocean. Credit: Reuters

Australian authorities said the so-called Towed Pinger Locator will be pulled behind navy ship HMAS Ocean Shield, searching a converging course on a 240 km (150 miles) track with British hydrographic survey ship HMS Echo.

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PM: Australia 'will get to the bottom of MH370 mystery'

Prime Minister Tony Abbott has told his Malaysian counterpart that Australia "will continue to get to the bottom" of the missing Flight MH370 "mystery".

Malaysia's Najib Razak met Mr Abbott in Perth to discuss the search effort and thank those crews who have been involved in the hunt for the Malaysian Airlines jet.

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak and his Australian counterpart Tony Abbott.
Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak and his Australian counterpart Tony Abbott. Credit: RTV

"I know that until we find the plane, many families cannot start to grieve. I cannot imagine what they must be going through, but I can promise them that we will not give up," Mr Razak said.

Read: Navy vessels join search for Malaysia Airlines jet

Malaysian PM thanks MH370 search crews in Australia

Malaysia's prime minister and his Australian counterpart visited an RAAF base in Perth to thank the crews involved in the search for the missing Flight MH370.

Malaysia's Najib Razak and Tony Abbott said all nations were "fully committed" the search:

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Today I visited RAAF base Pearce with PM @najibrazak - thank you to all the crews involved in the search for #MH370 http://t.co/W8WVRgFLOI

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Discussing w/ @tonyabbottmhr in Perth this morning. All nations involved are fully committed to the #MH370 search. http://t.co/peo2RbXzuP

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Read: Navy vessels join search for Malaysia Airlines jet

Multiple object sightings in jet search but none confirmed

NBC News Chief Global Correspondent Bill Neely, who was on board an Australian plane searching for the missing Flight MH370, wrote on Twitter:

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Australian flight I was on reports multiple sightings of objects-more than they've ever seen & their longest search yet for #MH370

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However it was clear many objects were not connected to #MH370; fishing nets, a tree. But 3 large orange objects 3 feet by 7 are of interest

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Australian crew fired smoke flares & locator buoys to mark objects of interest in search for #MH370.Visibility was excellent-up to 10 miles

Read: MH370 families call for apology over 'confusing information'

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No confirmed sightings as MH370 search ends for day

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority said there have been "no confirmed sightings" during today's search for the missing Malaysian Airlines jet:

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Search for #MH370 has concluded today. No confirmed sightings. See more information here http://t.co/MVQZHCbpfr

Read: Search for Malaysia jet grows as families seek answers

Tiny Sydney: A beautiful miniature video of summer

Motion time-lapse photographer Filippo Rivetti has put together a short film of summer in Sydney with a difference.

The video was made using a method called tilt-shift, where the camera plate is distorted resulting in a small region becoming sharp, but the rest of the image remaining blurred.

The video gives a unique miniature view of Sydney during the summertime.

Read: Britain set to be warmer than Spain next week

Search for missing Malaysia jet finishes for the day

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority said approximately 252,000 square kilometres were searched before teams concluded their efforts for the day:

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Search operations for #MH370 have concluded for today. More information here. http://t.co/VcNOYNpSQI

Australian ship sets off for three day MH370 search

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority said of its navy ships has set off to assist in the search for the missing Malaysian Airlines jet:

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HMAS Toowoomba has left Fleet Base West near Perth to join the international search for #MH370. The 1,800 km trip will take about three days

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