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U.S. Says New Indian Ocean Search Area May Be Opened for Malaysian Jet

A new search area may be opened in the Indian Ocean as authorities try to determine what happened to a missing Malaysian airliner, the White House said on Thursday. "It's my understanding that based on some new information that's not necessarily conclusive—but new information—an additional search area may be opened in the Indian Ocean," White House spokesman Jay Carney said. "And we are consulting with international partners about the appropriate assets to deploy."

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