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Australia spots new objects in Malaysia jet search

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An Australian aircraft has spotted two new objects in the search for the missing Malaysian passenger jet.

Australia’s Prime Minister Tony Abbott has told parliament that a naval vessle is near the objects, one circular and greenish grey in colour. The other is orange and rectangular.

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Hours earlier China reported sighting two other “suspicious objects” but a US navy aircraft failed to find them.

Attention and resources in the search for the Boeing 777 have shifted from an initial focus north of the equator to an increasingly narrowed stretch of rough sea in the southern Indian Ocean, thousands of miles from the plane’s original flight path.

Flight MH370 vanished from civilian radar screens shortly after taking off from Kuala Lumpur for Beijing with 239 people on board on March 8.