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PUTRAJAYA, Malaysia (AP) – Malaysia, Australia and China have agreed to suspend the search for Flight 370 once the current area in the Indian Ocean has been completely scoured for the missing Malaysia Airlines jetliner.

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The decision was announced Friday after a meeting between the transport ministers of the countries. The Boeing 777 vanished more than two years ago while on a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. It is believed to have turned back and dropped into the Indian Ocean west of Australia, where the search has been concentrated.

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Reading out a joint statement, Malaysian Transport Minister Liow Tiong Lai said the suspension does not mean termination, and should “credible new information emerge” a resumption would be considered.

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