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With No New Signals, Aussie Sees Long Jet Hunt

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PERTH, Australia (AP) - A day after expressing optimism about the hunt for the missing Malaysian jet, Australia's leader is now warning that the massive search will likely go on for a long time.
    
Prime Minister Tony Abbott, speaking in Beijing Saturday, said, quote, "No one should underestimate the difficulties of the task still ahead of us"
    
Abbott appeared to back off a bit from his comments a day earlier, when he met with Chinese President Xi Jinping to brief him on the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. The plane was carrying 239 people - most of them Chinese - when it disappeared March 8 en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing.
    
After analyzing satellite data, officials believe the plane flew off course for an unknown reason and went down in the southern Indian Ocean off Australia's west coast.
    
Abbott said Friday he was very confident that signals heard by an Australian ship towing a U.S. Navy device that detects flight recorder pings were coming from the missing Boeing 777's black boxes.

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