Open

Coming up

Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

DEBATE

Gaza: A Truce At All Costs?

Read more

AFRICA NEWS

Central African Republic: Brazzaville ceasefire talks deliver fragile deal

Read more

FOCUS

Sluggish tourist season in Crimea

Read more

ENCORE!

Bartabas : Mixing Christ with Spanish music and dancing horses

Read more

IN THE PAPERS

Shifts in the propaganda war waged between Israelis and Palestinians

Read more

IN THE PAPERS

French MPs face quandary in pro-Palestinian rallies

Read more

THE INTERVIEW

Yezid Sayigh, Senior Associate at the Carnegie Middle East Center in Beirut

Read more

#TECH 24

Mind the Gender Gap : getting more women into the tech sector

Read more

INSIDE THE AMERICAS

Bolivian children: heading to work aged 10

Read more

  • Wreckage of Algeria plane found in Mali

    Read more

  • Air Algérie crash: 'We should eliminate the missile hypothesis'

    Read more

  • Protest turns deadly as Palestinians rally against Gaza offensive

    Read more

  • Deadly strike on UN shelter in Gaza Strip

    Read more

  • Pope meets with Sudanese Christian woman sentenced to death for apostasy

    Read more

  • Italy’s Nibali cruises to easy victory in 18th stage of Tour de France

    Read more

  • Iraqi parliament elects moderate Kurd as president

    Read more

  • US, European aviation agencies lift travel restrictions to Tel Aviv

    Read more

  • No end to fighting until Israel ends Gaza blockade, Hamas says

    Read more

  • Two foreign women shot dead in western Afghanistan

    Read more

  • At least 60 killed in attack on prison convoy near Baghdad

    Read more

  • Cycling is ‘winning the war on doping,’ says expert

    Read more

  • Ceasefire agreed for Central African Republic

    Read more

  • Can Jew-kissing-Arab selfie give peace a viral chance?

    Read more

Asia-pacific

'Signal found' by ship searching for missing Malaysian plane

© Photo: AFP / AUSTRALIAN DEFENCE / ABIS JULIANNE CROPLEY

Text by FRANCE 24

Latest update : 2014-04-05

A “pulse signal” has been detected by a black box detector on a Chinese ship in the search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, Chinese media said on Saturday.

A report by the official Xinhua news agency said a black box detector deployed by the vessel Haixun 01 picked up a signal at 37.5Hz per second on Saturday at around 25 degrees south latitude and 101 degrees east longitude in the southern Indian Ocean.

It has not yet been established if the signal is related to the missing jet, which disappeared with 239 people on board nearly four weeks ago en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing.

However, the frequency of the detected signal is identical to the beacon signal emitted by flight recorders.

The Australian government agency coordinating the search for Flight MH370 would not immediately comment on the report.

Despite a vast multinational search for the missing Boeing 777, so far no crash site has been found, though calculations based on satellite data have led to the search being narrowed to a 217,000-square-kilometre stretch of water about 1,700km off the coast of western Australia.

Search teams are facing a race against time to locate the plane's black box, which could reveal what happened to the ill-fated flight.

Beacons in black boxes emit “pings” so they can be more easily found but the batteries last for only about a month.

(FRANCE 24 with AFP, AP)

Date created : 2014-04-05

  • MALAYSIA

    Search for missing Malaysian airliner goes underwater

    Read more

  • MALAYSIA

    Malaysia ‘got it wrong’ on last words from missing plane

    Read more

  • MALAYSIA

    Families demand answers as search for missing jet continues

    Read more

COMMENT(S)