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Can't confirm objects sighted by plane are linked to missing jet, says China

Monday, 24 March 2014 - 1:20pm IST | Place: Beijing | Agency: Reuters

China's Foreign Ministry said on Monday that the Chinese government could not confirm that objects spotted by a Chinese military aircraft earlier in the day were connected with the missing Malaysia Airlines jetliner.

The comments were made by ministry spokesman Hong Lei at a daily news briefing.

Hong also said Chinese ships are expected to start arriving on Tuesday in the search area of the southern Indian Ocean.

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