Australia's prime minister says objects possibly related to the missing Malaysia Airlines flight may have been spotted.

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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - An Australian search aircraft spotted two objects in the southern Indian Ocean that could be related to the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, Prime Minister Tony Abbott said Thursday.

Abbott told Parliament on Thursday afternoon that he had spoken to Malaysia's prime minister about the objects, which were spotted in satellite imagery off the coast of Perth.

Abbott said more analysis was needed before it could be determined whether the objects were, indeed, from Flight 370.

"The task of locating these objects will be extremely difficult, and it may turn out that they may not be related," he said, but he characterized the find as "new and credible information" in the search for the Beijing-bound plane, which disappeared March 8 after takeoff from Kuala Lumpur.

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