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Malaysia minister confirms jet search area expanded

KUALA LUMPUR - Malaysia confirmed Friday that the search for a missing Malaysia Airlines plane had been expanded into the Indian Ocean, but declined to comment on US reports that the jet had flown for hours after going missing.

"The aircraft is still missing, and the search area is expanding," said Transport Minister Hishammuddin Hussein.

"Together with our international partners, we are pushing further east into the South China Sea and further into the Indian Ocean," he added.

AFP


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