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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Air traffic control - 17 mins to see MH370 was missing

An interim report into the missing Malaysian passenger plane has shown that it took air traffic control 17 minutes to realise it had disappeared.

It took another four hours to begin a rescue operation. The report also said the plane had more than two tonnes of lithium batteries in its cargo hold.

And with the report, the Malaysian authorities released recordings of the crew talking to the air traffic control.

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