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Disaster relief efforts in greater focus

US, Asean ministers seek to learn from MH370 tragedy

[HONOLULU] The spectre of missing Flight MH370 will loom over a meeting of US and Asean defence ministers as they discuss how to improve their response to natural disasters and emergencies.

The agenda for the ministers gathering in Hawaii on Wednesday (Thursday S'pore time) - focused on bolstering cooperation for humanitarian assistance efforts - has taken on new significance in the wake of the aviation tragedy, officials said.

The often confused search for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet has sparked...

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