Asia & Pacific

Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 May Never be Found. Here’s Why

(AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
(AP Photo/Vincent Thian)

The vastness of the Southern Indian Ocean, one of the most remote places on Earth, might prove to be too much for search crews trying...

  • Russian President Vladimir Putin wears special glasses as he visits a research facility of the St. Petersburg State University in St. Petersburg, Russia, on Monday, Jan. 26, 2015. In televised comments after a meeting with students in St. Petersburg, President Vladimir Putin said that Ukraine’s army was at fault for the increase in violence and accused it of using civilians as “cannon fodder” in the conflict. “(Ukraine’s army) is not even an army, it’s a foreign legion, in this case a foreign NATO legion,” Putin said. “They have totally different goals, connected to the geopolitical containment of Russia, which absolutely do not coincide with the national interests of the Ukrainian people.” (AP Photo/RIA Novosti Kremlin, Mikhail Klimentyev, Presidential Press Service)

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  • U.S. Ambassador to South Korea Mark Lippert leaves a lecture hall for a hospital in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, March 5, 2015 after being attacked by a man. Lippert was attacked by a man wielding a razor and screaming that the rival Koreas should be unified, South Korean police and media said Thursday. (AP Photo/Yonhap, Kim Ju-Sung)

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  • One of Indonesian police armored vehicles carrying two Australian prisoners arrives at Wijaya Pura port in Cilacap, Central Java, Indonesia, Wednesday, March 4, 2015. Indonesia began transferring the two Australians Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran early Wednesday in preparation for the execution by firing squad of nine foreigners and an Indonesian condemned for drug smuggling, as diplomatic squabbles persist over the executions. (AP Photo/Achmad Ibrahim)

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  • Japan's Misao Okawa is recognized as the world's oldest living person by Guinness World Records, poses with her relatives and Ward Mayor Takehiro Ogura, right, as she is celebrated at a nursing home in Osaka, western Japan ahead of her birthday. Okawa will turn 117 on Thursday, March 5. Wednesday, March 4, 2015 (AP/Kyodo News)

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  • Protesters hold placards and banners during a rally against Whitehaven Coal in Sydney on February 20, 2014. (Saeed Khan/AFP/Getty Images)

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  • A Malaysia Airlines crew walks into a check in area at Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang, Malaysia. New Malaysia Airlines CEO, Christoph Mueller, 52, comes to the post fresh from a stint reviving Ireland’s Aer Lingus. (AP/Joshua Paul)

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  • Strong Quake Strikes Off West Indonesia; No Injuries, Damage

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  • South Korea Koreas Tensions

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  • A South Korean activist (C) wearing a mask of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un holds a mock missile during a rally denouncing North Korea's rocket launch and the three-generational dictatorship, in Seoul on April 15, 2012. (JUNG YEON-JE/AFP/Getty Images)

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  • Anna Duritskaya

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  • The sun set over Banlung city in Eastern Cambodia, on Feb. 5, 2015. Two decades after a devastating civil war, Cambodia's recovery is taking off. (Valentin Schmid/Epoch Times)

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  • Britain's Prince William is taken photos by well-wishers as he arrives at the Tsutaya bookstore at Daikanyama in Tokyo Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015. William visited the bookstore to launch a week-long public exhibition for the "Innovation is Great" campaign. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

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  • Magnitude 7 Undersea Earthquake Shakes Southern Indonesia

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  • Bangladeshi social activists shout slogans as they participate in a torch rally held to protest against the killing of Avijit Roy, in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Friday, Feb. 27, 2015. Roy, a prominent Bangladeshi-American blogger known for speaking out against religious extremism was hacked to death as he walked through Bangladesh's capital with his wife, police said Friday. (AP Photo/A.M. Ahad)

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  • A reported explosion at the Westfield West City Mall in Auckland, New Zealand, has prompted evacuations. (Google Maps)

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  • Former Maldives President and the then presidential candidate, Mohamed Nasheed, speaks to the media in Male, Maldives on Nov. 10, 2013. (Sinan Hussain/AP Photo)

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