(The Australian) Hopes of a breakthrough in the search for flight MH370 have been dashed, with objects pulled from the ocean not related to the Malaysia Airlines jet.

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority says a Chinese ship retrieved objects from the southern Indian Ocean yesterday after a Chinese military plane reportedly spotted material bearing colours from the missing jet.

However, it’s believed the items are not related to the flight and are more likely fishing objects or rubbish, AMSA said this morning.

The search for debris from the doomed flight shifted north on Friday after new analysis of satellite data.

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