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Ocean search finds plane debris

Debris spotted by planes in waters 650km (400 miles) off Brazil's coast belongs to a missing French airliner, the Brazilian government has confirmed.

Some oil, a plane seat and other items were sighted north-east of Brazil's Fernando de Noronha island, the Brazilian air force said.

Flight AF 447 was heading from Rio to Paris when it was lost early on Monday.

Gary Duffy reports from Sao Paulo.


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