MH370: 'All Hope Is Lost... But We Owe It To The Families To Keep Searching'

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has confirmed that all hope is lost for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 by declaring all 'evidence' points to the plane going down in the southern Indian Ocean. Speaking to reporters from the RAAF base in Pearce, north of Perth, Mr Abbott this morning defended the Malaysian prime minister's announcement via text message last week that the 239 passengers on board were dead.