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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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MH370 air search suspended due to poor weather

Today's air search for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 has been suspended for the day due to poor weather conditions.

Three aircraft had already departed to the search area but were recalled as heavy seas and poor visibility made activities "ineffective and potentially hazardous", the Australian government's Joint Agency Coordination Centre said.

The 12 ships involved in today's search will continue their planned activities, the agency added.

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