Australia DPM 'very confident' on MH370 search area

Australia's Deputy Prime Minister has said his government remains "very confident" that missing flight MH370 is in a particular part of the southern Indian Ocean

The search for the Malaysia Airlines plane was narrowed last month after a series of acoustic pings thought to be from the plane's black box recorder were heard in an area around 1,000 miles from Australia's north-west coast.

Warren Truss told the Australian parliament: ""We are still very confident that the resting place of the aircraft is in the southern (Indian) Ocean, and along the seventh ping line" - a reference to an arc identified by analysis of satellite communications data.

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Search pings no longer thought to be from MH370

A U.S. Navy official said four acoustic pings at the centre of the search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, which disappeared in March, are no longer believed to be from the aircraft's black boxes, according to a report by CNN.