Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said satellite imagery had found two objects possibly related to the search for a Malaysia Airlines jetliner missing since March 8 with 239 people on board.
Mr Abbott told his parliament:
"New and credible information has come to light in relation to the search, in the south Indian Ocean.
"The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) has received information based on satellite imagery of objects possibly related to the search."
Abbott said aircraft were en route to the area where the objects were found.
The AMSA said it would hold a media briefing in Canberra within the next hour.
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