Asia & Pacific

Australia Says Hunt for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 Will Take Months

A young Malaysian boy prays, at an event for the missing Malaysia Airline Flight 370, at a shopping mall, in Petaling Jaya, on the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, March 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Joshua Paul, File)
A young Malaysian boy prays, at an event for the missing Malaysia Airline Flight 370, at a shopping mall, in Petaling Jaya, on the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, March 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Joshua Paul, File)

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia—The hunt for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 in a remote patch of the Indian Ocean is progressing well but will likely take...




  • Senior Airman Laura Quick places a mask over her face on Wednesday Oct. 22, 2014, during an infectious disease training exercise for the Ebola virus on Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. Medical specialists on base perform the exercise with a different disease each year. (AP Photo/Northwest Florida Daily News, Nick Tomecek)

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  • A Kashmiri woman blocks a road during a protest demanding rehabilitation of affected people in flooded areas, in Srinagar, India, Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014. Flooding in the conflict-wracked Himalayan region in early September killed 281 people, destroyed at least 100,000 homes and caused an estimated $17 billion in damage. (AP Photo/Mukhtar Khan)

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  • Jeffrey Fowle, an American detained in North Korea speaks to the Associated Press in Pyongyang, North Korea, on Sept. 1, 2014. Fowle, one of three Americans being held in North Korea, has been released, the State Department said Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014. State Department deputy spokeswoman Marie Harf said the US is still trying to free Americans Matthew Miller and Kenneth Bae. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)

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  • An umbrella, which has become an icon of the protest, reads pro-democracy messages above the student-led protest site in the Mong Kok district of Hong Kong, Monday, Oct. 20, 2014. Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying has claimed that "external forces" are participating in student-led pro-democracy protests that have occupied parts of this financial capital for more than three weeks, but provided no evidence to back his accusation.  (AP Photo/Wally Santana)

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  • File-This Oct. 10, 2014, file photo shows Malala Yousafzai speaking during a media conference at the Library of Birmingham, in Birmingham, England, after she was named as winner of The Nobel Peace Prize.  The Pakistani teenager, who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for her efforts to promote girls’ education will be honored in Philadelphia. Yousafzai will accept the Liberty Medal on Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, at the National Constitution Center. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira, File)

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  • A Nepalese army soldier searches for avalanche victims at Thorong La pass area in Nepal, Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Nepalese Army)

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  • South Korean army soldiers stand guard at a military checkpoint on Sept. 17, 2014, at the Imjingak Pavilion near the border village of Panmunjom, which has separated the two Koreas since the Korean War, in Paju, South Korea. Border guards of the rival Koreas exchanged gunfire Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, along their heavily fortified border in the second such shootout in less than 10 days, South Korean officials said.(AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

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  • In this photo provided by the Nepalese army, soldiers carry an avalanche victim before he is airlifted in Thorong La pass area, Nepal, Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014. An avalanche and blizzard in Nepal's mountainous north have killed at least 38 people, including foreign trekkers, officials said Wednesday. (AP Photo/Nepalese Army)

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  • Indonesian President-elect Joko Widodo is mobbed by the media after his meeting with defeated candidate Prabowo Subianto in Jakarta, Indonesia, on Oct. 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)

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  • FILE - In this Dec. 8, 1995 file photo, Sulak Sivaraksa from Thailand poses for a photo during an award ceremony of the 1995 Right Livelihood Award, also called the "alternative Nobel Prize," in Stockholm, Sweden. Sulak, one of Thailand’s most prominent intellectuals, is the target of a criminal complaint for comments he made about a Thai king who died more than 400 years ago, Police Col. Thiravit Busaban said Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014. Eighty-two-year-old Sulak was cited by two retired senior army officers on charges of lese majeste, or insulting the monarchy. If convicted, he could be imprisoned for up to 15 years. In Thailand, anyone can file a lese majeste complaint with police, and the charge has frequently been used as a weapon to harass political enemies. (AP Photo/Eric Roxfelt, File)

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  • The Australian Transport Safety Burea says the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 ran out of fuel and crashed into the Indian Ocean, as the search for the plane resumed this week. (AFP/Getty Images)

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  • In this photo taken on March 27, 2010, Myanmar ex-religious minister Hsan Sint smiles as he attends the 65th anniversary Armed Forces Day in Naypyitaw, Myanmar. A court sentenced Myanmar's ex-religious affairs minister to 13 years in jail Friday for embezzling state funds and sedition - the harshest penalty given to a high-ranking official since the country began its transition toward democracy. Hsan Sint was removed from office in June following allegations he misused $10,000 to build a pagoda near Naypyitaw. (AP Photo/Khin Maung Win)

    Burma Ex-Minister Sentenced to 13 Years

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  • Rescue workers stand around a collapsed ventilation grate at an outdoor theater in Seongnam, South Korea, Friday, Oct. 17, 2014. Fourteen people were feared dead Friday after the ventilation grate collapsed during a concert by popular girls’ band 4Minute, officials said. (AP Photo/Yonhap, Shin Young-geun)  KOREA OUT

    16 Dead, 100 Injured in Accident at South Korea Concert

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  • Rescue workers stand around a collapsed ventilation grate at an outdoor theater in Seongnam, South Korea, Friday, Oct. 17, 2014. Fourteen people were feared dead Friday after the ventilation grate collapsed during a concert by popular girls’ band 4Minute, officials said. (AP Photo/Yonhap, Shin Young-geun)  KOREA OUT

    14 Dead in Accident At South Korean Concert

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  • In this photo provided by the Nepalese army, soldiers prepare to airlift an avalanche victim in Thorong La pass area, Nepal, Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014. An avalanche and blizzard in Nepal's mountainous north have killed at least 27 people, including eight foreign trekkers, officials said Wednesday. Five other climbers were hit by a separate avalanche on Mount Dhaulagiri and remain missing. (AP Photo/Nepalese Army)

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