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  • FILE - In this April 14, 2014 file photo, the chief coordinator of the Joint Agency Coordination Center retired Chief Air Marshal Angus Houston speaks at a press conference about the ongoing search operations for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 in Perth,  Australia. Houston has become the global face of the massive monthlong search operation off Australia's west coast to find the missing Boeing 777, which is believed to be resting somewhere on the silt-covered bottom of the Indian Ocean in a patch the size of Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Rob Griffith, File)

    Australia's Houston: Calm face of Flight 370 hunt

    He speaks with a calm, steady voice as he tackles question after question in an attempt to explain one of the biggest mysteries the modern world has ever known: What happened to Malaysia Airlines Flight 370?

  • Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain adjusts his cap during the press conference ahead of Sunday's Chinese Formula One Grand Prix at Shanghai International Circuit in Shanghai, China Thursday, April 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

    Rosberg expects another tight race in Shanghai

    Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg expects another tight race with teammate Lewis Hamilton this weekend at the Chinese Grand Prix, although hopefully with a different ending.

  • FILE - Retired Royal Australian Air Force Air Marshall Angus Houston speaks to the media during a press conference about the on-going search operations for the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, in Perth, Australia, in this April 4, 2014 file photo. Houston told a news conference Sunday April 6, 2014 the two electronic pulsing signals that a Chinese ship reported detecting on Friday and Saturday had not been verified as connected to the missing jet. (AP Photo/Rob Griffith, File)

    'Promising lead' emerges in hunt for Flight 370

    A concentrated air and sea search was underway in the Indian Ocean on Tuesday after an Australian ship detected faint pings deep underwater in what an official called the "most promising lead" yet in the search for Flight 370.

  • FILE - In this April 1, 2014 file photo, New Zealand actor Russell Crowe poses for photographers at the premiere of his film "Noah" in Paris. Malaysia and Indonesia have banned the biblical epic "Noah," joining other Muslim nations that forbid the Hollywood movie for its visual depiction of the prophet. Film censors in both countries said Monday, April 7, 2014, that the portrayal of the ark-building prophet by Crowe was against Islamic laws. Depictions of any prophet are shunned in Islam to avoid worship of a person rather than God. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus, File)

    Malaysia, Indonesia ban biblical epic 'Noah'

    Malaysia and Indonesia have banned the biblical epic "Noah," joining other Muslim nations that forbid the Hollywood movie for its visual depiction of the prophet.

  • Another jet-search unknown: How much it's costing

    It's not a question most governments involved in the hunt for the Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 care to answer: How much has the far-flung, month-long search cost?

  • Relatives of Chinese passengers onboard the Malaysia Airlines plane, MH370 pray in a prayer room in Beijing, China, Friday, April 4, 2014. An arduous weeks-long hunt has not turned up a single piece of wreckage, which could have led the searchers to the plane and eventually to its black boxes containing key information about the flight. But the searchers have apparently decided to make a direct attempt to find the devices, whose batteries last about a month. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

    'Pulse' signal picked up in Indian Ocean during search for missing jet: report

    Malaysia vowed Saturday that it would not give up on trying to find the missing jetliner and announced details of a multinational investigation team to solve the aviation mystery, as the search for the plane entered its fifth week.

  • ** FILE ** In this Sunday, March 30, 2014, file photo, the Australian navy ship Ocean Shield lies docked at naval base HMAS Stirling while being fitted with a towed pinger locator to aid in her roll in the search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 in Perth, Australia. (AP Photo/Rob Griffith, File)

    2 ships hunt for black boxes from missing jetliner

    The search for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet entered a new stage Friday when navy ships deployed stingray-shaped sound locators in a remote stretch of the Indian Ocean, in an increasingly urgent hunt for the plane's data recorders before their beacons fall silent.

  • U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel speaks during a news conference at an Association of Southeast Asian Nations meeting in Honolulu on Thursday, April 3, 2014. (AP Photo/Oskar Garcia)

    Asia leaders look to bolster unity, coordination

    Southeast Asian defense leaders pointed to Russia's recent annexation of Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula as one example of why the Pacific nations must be more unified in the face of territorial disputes, U.S. officials said Thursday at the close of a three-day meeting.

  • Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain sprays champagne on the podium with teammate Nico Rosberg, right, after winning the the Malaysian Formula One Grand Prix at Sepang International Circuit in Sepang, Malaysia, Sunday, March 30, 2014. Rosberg finished in second place. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)

    Mercedes set for hat trick of F1 wins at Bahrain

    The switch from a steamy Malaysia to a night race amid the sands of Bahrain is unlikely to be enough of a shift to prevent Mercedes this weekend from a hat trick of victories to open the Formula One season.

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