China Lashes Out as Australia Takes Lead in Southern Search for Missing Jetliner
An op-ed in China today asks why Malaysian authorities waited a week before announcing that missing flight MH370 may have been deliberately diverted – a revelation that broke over the weekend. Malaysia said investigations indicate the plane was redirected towards either Central Asia or the southern Indian Ocean. So far, searches by 20 nations have come up with nothing, leaving the families of 239 missing passengers in utter despair. Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has offered a bit of hope, saying his country will lead the southern search for the missing plane.