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Indian Ocean search for MH370 halted

The search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 was temporarily suspended on Tuesday, March 25, 2014. According to National Public Radio, bad weather in the southern Indian Ocean has halted the search for wreckage.

Heavy rains and gale-force winds has put a stop to the search for 24 hours. The Telegraph heard from Australian Defense Minister David Johnston, who said in a statement: 'Obviously everything is fairly urgent, but, you know, we cannot put pilots and crews at risk, we can't put the ship's company at risk we just have to deal with this location as best we can in terms of its weather.'

Weather is supposed to clear up on Wednesday, and the search is planned to resume, according to officials of the Australian-lead search mission. View a live satellite map of the Indian Ocean, courtesy of The Weather Channel.

This delay occurs only days after any hope of finding the flight or passengers alive was ruled out by Malaysian authorities. BBC News is following a growing protest in Beijing, China. Families of some of the 153 Chinese nationals aboard MH370 are gathering and accusing the government of Malaysia of attempting to 'delay, distort and hide the truth.'