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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Royal Navy submarine ends role in hunt MH370

Royal Navy submarine HMS Tireless has concluded its contribution to the search for the black box of missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) said.

Working alongside the survey ship HMS Echo, Tireless played an important role in the hunt for the black box signal by using its specialist sonar capabilities.

But, with the Australian command assessing there was no prospect of further acoustic detections associated with the aircraft black boxes, the submarine has been stood down.

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