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New signals revive confidence in MH370 search

Search chief strikes an optimistic note but urges caution

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Race against time: Captain Matthews (left) speaking to the media as workers assemble the Bluefin-21 underwater device at naval base HMAS Stirling on Garden Island, 60kms south of Perth, on March 30. - PHOTO: AFP

[PERTH] Australian officials said yesterday two new "ping" signals had been detected in the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, boosting confidence after more than a month of fruitless searching for the missing jetliner. The signals, which could be from the plane's black box recorders,