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Search for missing flight MH370 'entering a new phase'

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has said the search for missing flight MH370 is now "entering a new phase". He said the effort would now be "focussed on searching the ocean floor" over a "much larger area" than is currently being covered.

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UK offers support to authorities in search for plane

David Cameron has offered his Malaysian counterpart Britain's help in dealing with the disappearance of Malaysian Airlines flight MH370.

The Prime Minister told Najib Razak that his thoughts were with the families of the 239 passengers on board during the telephone conversation.

David Cameron offered the UK's support to his Malaysian counterpart. Credit: Reuters

The spokesman said Mr Cameron offered "any support which the Malaysian authorities might find helpful".

"It was very much inviting any specific requests from the Malaysians. Prime minister Najib said he would think about that and let us know if they have any specific requests," Mr Cameron's official spokesman said.

Flight MH370 vanished on March 8 as it travelled from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing with investigators still pursuing the theory that "deliberate" action was behind the disappearance.

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