MH370: new satellite images show 122 objects in Indian Ocean

• Potential debris field spotted by French satellite 
• Australian PM cautions against hope of breakthrough
• Chinese ships join resumed search operation
• Thunderstorms and poor visibility forecast for search area
• Malaysia Airlines served with first lawsuit over MH370

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A memorial cross for MH370 Photograph: Jason Reed/Reuters

MH370: relatives of Chinese passengers march on Malaysian embassy in Beijing

Family members of passengers on board flight MH370 have marched on the Malaysian embassy in Beijing demanding answers, after authorities said they had concluded the missing plane crashed in the remote Indian Ocean with the loss of all 239 people on board.

More than two weeks of confusing and sometimes contradictory briefings have left relatives of more than 150 Chinese citizens on board deeply suspicious about the search and investigation. Read more

Photograph: Rolex Dela Pena/EPA

MH370: Australian ship trying to recover ‘objects’

• An Australian ship is trying to retrieve two objects spotted by search aircraft in the Southern Indian Ocean. HMAS Success, the only ship in the area, could retrieve the objects in the next few hours, or by tomorrow at the latest.

• The objects, one grey/green and circular, the other orange and rectangle, are separate from white rectangular objects detected by a Chinese search plane. It is not yet confirmed whether the objects were connected to MH370.

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Malaysia dismisses ‘inaccurate’ reports that plane flew on for hours - live updates

• Ships find no trace of objects detected by Chinese satellite
• US investigators suspect plane flew for hours after vanishing
• Conflicting claims about the plane’s last signal

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Pictured: Crew members of Chinese Air Force search the sea areas where the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 lost contact. Photograph: Xinhua/Landov/Barcroft Media

Nine Chinese cities suffered more days of severe smog than Beijing

Photographs of a smog-wreathed Tiananmen Square and the iconic headquarters of China Central Television dominated reports of Chinese pollution last year, but analysis shows nine other Chinese cities suffered more days of severe smog than the capital in 2013.

The worst was Xingtai, a city of more than 7 million people south-west of Beijing, which was hit by 129 days of “unhealthy air” or worse – the threshold at which pollution is considered at emergency levels – and more than twice as many days as the capital experienced. Read more

Photo: China Stringer Network / Reuters

Photo highlights of the day. A firefighter attempts to extinguish a fire in a pile of reeds, which broke out at a paper factory in Changde, China.

Photograph: China Stringer Network/Reuters

Russian daredevils scale the Shanghai Tower, China’s new tallest building

Pair climb 650 metres to top of skyscraper and beyond, giving them an extraordinary view of fast-growing city. Read more

Photos: Vitaly Raskarov/Caters News Agency.

Jade Rabbit lunar rover alive after all, says China

China’s troubled Jade Rabbit lunar rover has come back to life, a day after it was declared dead from a combination of mechanical troubles and extreme cold on the moon, according to state media. Read more

Above: China’s Jade Rabbit moon rover after it landed on the lunar surface. Photograph: AP/Xinhua

We have lift-off! The Long March 2F rocket carrying the Shenzhou 10 capsule blasts off from the Jiuquan satellite launch centre in Gansu province. From picture desk live: the day’s news in pictures

Photograph: Andy Wong/AP

Twitter image mocking Chinese censorship of Tiananmen Square, adapted from AP’s 1989 photograph (the search term ‘Big Yellow Duck’ is banned), as internet search terms related to

Tiananmen Square were clamped down by the government

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