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AU NEWS 2014-03-18
03-19-2014, 11:26 AM
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AU NEWS 2014-03-18

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Leading the News on Breakfast this morning.

Australia has taken control of the search in the southern Indian Ocean for the missing Malaysian Airlines plane. Another two orion patrol planes are being sent to join the search. Authorities now believe it was the co-pilot who uttered the final words “All right, good night”just before the plane's tracking devices were switched off.

Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree recognizing Crimea as an independent state. There's speculation that this could be the first step the Moscow annexing the region. Crimeans have voted overwhelmingly to leave Ukraine and join Russia. In retaliation, the United States and the European Unions have imposed travel bans and asset freezes against several officials from Russia and Ukraine.

Fashion designer Mick Jagger's girlfriend L'Wren Scott has been found dead in her New York apartment. U.S. media are reporting the former model took her own life. A spokesman for Jagger, who's in Australia at the moment for a Rolling Stones tour, says the singer is completely shocked and devastated.
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