Investigators searching for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 have recommended extending the search by 25,000 sq km, to an area further north in the Indian Ocean, after conceding they were probably looking in the wrong place.
Malaysian officials have said that one of MH370's pilots plotted a path over the Indian Ocean on a home flight simulator, but warned this did not prove he deliberately crashed the plane.
Chinese families with loved ones who went missing aboard Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 protested in Beijing on Friday after authorities announced the search for the plane would be suspended.
A home flight simulator owned by the pilot of missing MH370 was used to plot a course to the southern Indian Ocean where the aircraft is believed to have gone missing, the Australian agency in charge of the search said.
Rough seas and strong winds have delayed the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 in the Indian Ocean, prolonging the search until August in one of the world's greatest aviation mysteries, investigators said.
A ship carrying military personnel and search and rescue officials was dispatched to check on remote island communities in western Indonesia a day after a powerful earthquake, as strong aftershocks rattled the region.