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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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Interpol: Malaysia had not checked passport database all year

Interpol says that Malaysia's immigration department had never checked passenger's passports against the Interpol database this year prior to the disappearance of flight MH370.

In a statement Interpol said: "The truth is that in 2014 prior to the tragic disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH 370, Malaysia’s Immigration Department did not conduct a single check of passengers’ passports against Interpol’s databases."

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