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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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Missing plane families dismiss 'fund' talks

The underwater search vehicle is recovered by the Australian Defense Vessel Ocean Shield. Credit: Australian Defence Force Photo

Relatives of the passengers from missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 have 'expressed dissatisfaction' with a meeting with Malaysian authorities in which financial compensation was discussed.

In a statement, relatives said that until "at least a tiny bit of concrete evidence" that the plane crashed is found, authorities should not try to settle the case with final pay-offs.

"No meaningful report on the progress of the investigation was given" at the meeting, the relatives said, adding that "not a single one" of their questions was answered.

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