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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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'Possible debris' found washed up on Australian beach

The Joint Agency Coordination Centre have reported that the West Australian Police have attended a report of material washed ashore, 10 kilometres east of Augusta.

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau are also examining photographs of the material to identify if there is any relevance to the search of missing flight MH370.

The ATSB has also provided the photographs to the Malaysian investigation team.

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