Operators aboard Australian Defense Vessel Ocean Shield move the US Navy’s Bluefin 21 autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) into position in the Indian Ocean. The AUV uses side scan sonar and will descend to a depth of between 4,000 and 4,500 meters in the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. Photograph: Peter D Blair/US Navy/Getty Images

A robotic submarine looking for the lost Malaysian jet has continued its second seabed search as up to 14 planes are taking to the skies for so(...)

Phoenix International’s Chris Minor and Curt Newport inspecting the Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) Artemis before it is launched off the Australian Defense Vessel (ADV) Ocean Shield in the search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 at sea in the Indian Ocean. Photograph: Leut Kelli/EPA

The search area for the missing Malaysian jet has proved too deep for a robotic submarine which was hauled back to the surface of the Indian Oc(...)

A handout picture made available by the US Navy on 04 April 2014 shows the Artemis autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) hoisted back on board of the Australian Defense Vessel (ADV) Ocean Shield after a successful buoyancy testing at sea in the Indian Ocean, 01st April 2014. Photograph: Peter D Blair/US Navy/Reuters

Australian officials leading the search for a missing Malaysia Airlines plane in the southern Indian Ocean are considering when to deploy an un(...)

A crewman on board a US Navy P8 Poseidon gestures out of a window as the plane taxis before it takes off from Perth airport to rejoin the ongoing search operations for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370. Photograph:  Rob Griffith - Pool/Getty Images

A week of optimism over underwater signals believed to be coming from the missing Malaysian Airlines plane has gone flat after the sea went qui(...)

Co-pilot Brent McKenzie of the Royal New Zealand Air Force taking part in the search trying to find the missing Malaysia plane. There have been no new acoustic signals for three days. Photograph: Richard Wainwright/ EPA

The search for a missing Malaysia Airlines jetliner resumed today, five weeks after the plane disappeared from radar screens, amid fears that b(...)

Australia’s minister of defence David Johnston and Angus Houston, head of the Australian agency co-ordinating the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, address the media yesterday. REUTERS/Richard Polden

The search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 went 4.5km below the waves yesterday as inves(...)

 A public bus transporting passengers passes by a building construction site in Beijing, China. Developing countries in Asia will see their benefits of higher demand from recovering advanced economies offset by a slowdown in China’s economy, the Asian Development Bank said. Photograph:  Rolex Dela Pena/EPA

The economies of developing Asia should be able to weather a slowdown in China and register higher growth rates this year, underpinned by a bet(...)

Air chief marshal Angus Houstonlooks on as Commodore Peter Leavy from the Royal Australian Navy answers a question from a reporter during a press conference for the continuing search of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 in Perth, Australia. Photograph: Paul Kane/Getty Images

An Australian ship searching for a missing Malaysia Airlines jetliner has picked up signals consistent with the beacons from aircraft black box(...)

A woman writes a message on a board for family members of passengers onboard the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 at the Malaysian Chinese Association (MCA) headquarters in Kuala Lumpur today. International search planes and ships are heading to an area where a Chinese ship twice heard what could be signals from MH370’s black box locators, Australian search authorities have confirmed. Photograph: Samsul Said/Reuters

Searchers hunting for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane are racing to a patch of the southern Indian Ocean to determine whether a few brief s(...)

Phoenix International personnel, Mike Unzicker and Chris Minor deploy the towed pinger locator off the deck of the Australian Defence Vessel Ocean Shield in the southern Indian Ocean during the search for the flight data recorder and cockpit voice recorder of the missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370. Photograph: Australian Defence Force/Handout/Reuters

A Chinese patrol ship hunting for a missing Malaysia Airlines jetliner detected a pulse signal in the south Indian Ocean today, the state news (...)

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