Search for MH370: New Underwater Signals Detected

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-04_c96a2fdbb1.jpg (PERTH, Australia) -- Australian officials say new signals have been detected in the southern Indian Ocean, consistent with the pings of a plane's black box. Officials believe that the pings could be connected to missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, which disappeared on March 8 with 239 people on board. Sound-locating equipment on board the Ocean Shield reacquired the signal on two occasions, Angus Houston, the retired Australian air chief marshal who is heading the search operation far off Australia's west coast, said.

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Prosecutor Grills Oscar Pistorius: 'You Killed Reeva Steenkamp'

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-04_17403ea870.jpgDEAAN VIVIER/AFP/Getty Images (PRETORIA, South Africa) -- The cross examination of Oscar Pistorius began Wednesday with the prosecutor demanding that Pistorius admit that he killed his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. "What did you do?" prosecutor Gerrie Nel asked. "You killed Reeva Steenkamp, that's what you did." "I made a mistake," Pistorius repeated several times.

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US Navy Captain ‘Shocked’ to Hear Pinger Signals

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-04_215a473af8.jpgAustralian Government (PERTH, Australia) -- U.S. Navy Captain Mark Matthews is an engineer by training, not prone to outbursts of emotion. And while he’s still cautious, he’s feeling a bit like he just won the lottery on Wednesday. “It’s a million-to-one shot based on the calculations that were done. We’ve been very lucky,” he says. Matthews is talking about the latest signals picked up by the U.S. Navy’s TPM-25, being towed behind the Royal Australian Navy ship Ocean Shield as part of the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.

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Malaysian Airlines Search Destined to Be Most Costly Ever

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-04_c531259efc.jpgNick Perry - Pool/Getty Images (NEW YORK) -- The search for the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 is already on track to becoming the most expensive operation of its kind in aviation history, according to The New York Times. There is speculation that the cost has already surpassed the search and recovery for Air France Flight 447 that crashed in the Atlantic Ocean in 2009.

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US, NATO Again Warn Russia to Stay Out of Ukraine

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-04_17130eefeb.jpgmetrokom/Thinkstock (WASHINGTON) -- World powers united against further Russian intervention in Ukraine delivered more rebukes against Moscow Tuesday as pro-Russian protests continued in eastern Ukrainian cities. Testifying before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Secretary of State John Kerry said it was obvious that Russia was the driving force behind the separatists creating havoc in Ukraine, accusing Moscow of "an illegal and illegitimate effort to destabilize a sovereign state."

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