BREAKING: Possible 122 objects spotted in the search for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.
Satellite images show 122 “potential objects” of debris from missing Malaysia Airlines Fligh MH370, Malaysian investigators have announced today.
The images, which come from French aeronautical firm Airbus Defence, allegedly show objects in the area of the Indian Ocean in which the search effort is currently concentrated.
The objects were between 1m and 23m in length and were seen in a concentrated area of ocean approximately 154 square miles wide, acting transport minister Hishamuddin Hussein said.
“Some of the objects appeared to be bright, possibly indicating solid materials,” he said.
1. Mother killed four-year-old
The South Australian Supreme Court yesterday heard sentencing submissions for Ashley Jean Polkinghorne and her partner Benjamin Robert McPartland, who pleaded guilty to manslaughter by criminal negligence, for the death of Polkinghorne’s daughter Chloe.
Polkinghorne repeatedly forced her daughter to ride a 50-kilogram motorbike in her backyard in Adelaide’s Ingle Farm in January, 2012. The injuries killed the four-year-old girl.
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2. MH370 search
The search for MH370 will resume today, now focusing on a smaller area 2,500km southwest of Perth.
Overnight, Malaysia’s Defence and acting Transport Minister Hishammuddin Hussein released new information saying the plane probably plunged into the Indian Ocean sometime between 8.11am and 9.15am on Saturday March 8.
The technology used to ascertain these details has never been used before.
According to the UK’s Daily Telegraph, an unnamed source has said that pilot suicide is the lead theory by investigators.
3. Call to limited promotion of baby formula
A group of expert doctors is calling on the federal government to ban the promotion of baby formula.
The move comes after Assistant Health Minister Fiona Nash’s decision to scrap an independent panel that aimed to ensure the proper use of breast milk substitutes.
The Royal Australasian College of Physicians say they fear a drop in breastfeeding rates if manufacturers are allowed to oversee their own marketing practices.
The Sydney Morning Herald reports that the RACP want a ban on marketing, free sampling, gifts to health workers, and pharmacy and supermarket promotion of formula for babies less than a year old.
4. Racial Vilification Act
The Attorney General George Brandis has told the ABC that the Government is “very open to other suggestions” in its proposed changes to the Racial Discrimination Act.
He said, “I am acutely aware of the importance that in protecting freedom of speech, we don’t send the wrong messages. I want as much community engagement as possible.”
The Government wants to repeal four sections of the Act, including 18C, which makes it unlawful for someone to publicly “offend, insult, humiliate or intimidate” a person or a group of people.