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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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Australian official: Beach debris 'not from MH370'

Australia's transport safety chief has said he is confident debris picked up on a Western Australian beach this week had not come from the missing Malaysian Airlines flight 370.

Australian Transport Safety Bureau Chief Commissioner Martin Dolan told Australian Broadcasting Corp Radio that he was looking at detailed photographs of the debris taken by the police, the Reuters news agency reported.

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