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Australia May Have Found Objects Linked to Missing MH370 Flight

A woman pushes her baby cart in front of the messages board for passengers aboard a missing Malaysia Airlines plane at Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang, Malaysia, Wednesday, March 19, 2014. New radar data from Thailand gave Malaysian investigators more potential clues Wednesday for how to retrace the course of the missing Malaysian airliner, while a massive multinational search unfolded in an area the size of Australia. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian) Close

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A woman pushes her baby cart in front of the messages board for passengers aboard a missing Malaysia Airlines plane at Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang, Malaysia, Wednesday, March 19, 2014. New radar data from Thailand gave Malaysian investigators more potential clues Wednesday for how to retrace the course of the missing Malaysian airliner, while a massive multinational search unfolded in an area the size of Australia. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)

Australian authorities combing the Indian Ocean for missing Malaysian Airline Flight MH370 have found two objects and diverted surveillance aircraft to locate them, Prime Minister Tony Abbott said.

“The Australian Maritime Safety Authority has received information based on satellite imagery of objects possibly related to the search,” Abbott told lawmakers in parliament today. “Following specialist analysis of this satellite imagery, two possible objects related to the search have been identified.”

A Royal Australian Airforce Orion has been diverted to the area to locate the objects and three more aircraft will follow, Abbott said.

AMSA is scheduled to hold a media briefing at 3:30 p.m. Sydney time today, according to an e-mailed statement.

To contact the reporters on this story: Edward Johnson in Sydney at ejohnson28@bloomberg.net; Jason Scott in Canberra at jscott14@bloomberg.net

To contact the editors responsible for this story: Edward Johnson at ejohnson28@bloomberg.net Michael Heath

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