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April 7th, 2014
09:56 PM ET

Head of company that manufactured black box pingers says initial ping data "looked very promising"

Anish Patel of Dukane Seacom, the company that manufactures the pingers aboard Flight 370, tells CNN the pings detected by the Ocean Shield were actually at 33.3 mHz – a lower frequency than the standard locator beacon frequency of 37.5 mHz.

Mr. Patel joined CNN aviation analyst Miles O'Brien and Richard Quest of "Quest Means Business" to explain why the detected pings might have a lower frequency.

April 7th, 2014
09:54 PM ET

Brother of American passenger aboard Flight 370 is "trying to stay optimistic"

The family of American passenger Philip Wood is still waiting for their questions about the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 to be answered.

It's a frustrating wait.

Philip's brother, James, tells Erin Burnett about what his family is going through, his thoughts on the search and the last time he saw his brother.

April 7th, 2014
09:49 PM ET

Ebola outbreak claims nearly a hundred lives

An outbreak of the Ebola virus has claimed nearly a hundred lives across West Africa.

Ebola is one of the deadliest viruses in the world, with no known cure.

The outbreak is believed to have originated in Guinea, and has now spread to the neighboring countries.

The symptoms of Ebola include vomiting, diarrhea, even internal and external bleeding.

Vlad Duthiers has the latest on the outbreak.


Filed under: Health • International • News
April 7th, 2014
09:48 PM ET

Oscar Pistorius takes stand in murder trial

Oscar Pistorius breaks his silence.

For the first time, the former Olympian took the stand in his murder trial.

His first words?

An apology to the parents of Reeva Steenkamp, his girlfriend at the time, whom he shot and killed in a bathroom on Valentine's day last year.

Robyn Curnow has more on what the man dubbed "Blade Runner" had to say.


Filed under: Crime • International • News • Pistorius Case
April 7th, 2014
09:27 PM ET

Search for pingers complicated by sea life

Searchers are listening for the "pings" emanating from beacons attached to Malaysia Airlines Flight 370's black boxes.

It's a challenging task, even in the best conditions.

Malaysia Flight 370: New signal sounds 'just like' one from a plane's beacon

Needless to say, searching the depths of the Indian Ocean for the high-pitched sound, is far from ideal.

A team of researchers took our Rosa Flores out onto the water to show her the kinds of challenges searchers are facing.

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