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Missing Malaysia Airlines plane 'deliberately diverted'

15 March 2014 Last updated at 19:42 GMT

The Malaysian Airlines passenger plane that has been missing for more than a week, had its communications deliberately switched off - and it was then turned away from its planned course.

The developments were revealed by the country's prime minister, who said the plane could have travelled as far as Kazakhstan to the north, or the southern Indian Ocean.

Malaysian police searched the Kuala Lumpur home of the plane's pilot, 53-year-old Zaharie Ahmad Shah.

Rupert Wingfield-Hayes reports from Kuala Lumpur.

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