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MH370: A decade of despair and new information, this week on 60 MINUTES

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This Sunday night on 60 Minutes, it’s been almost 10 years since MH370 went missing and despite new information being available the mystery remains unsolved.

As well, Adam Hegarty brings the story of Alex Batty, who at the age of 11 was abducted by his own family. And getting to know former number one tennis player Andre Agassi.

This week on 60 Minutes:

MH370: A DECADE OF DESPAIR

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Early next month will mark ten years since Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 was lost somewhere in the vast expanse of the Indian Ocean. For the families of the 239 passengers and crew on board the Boeing 777, it has been a decade of despair.

Since the plane vanished, they’ve been living with the never-ending pain of not knowing what happened to their loved ones. Many of them also have feelings of anger, directed at governments around the world that seem reluctant to do more to find the truth about this disaster.

As Dimity Clancey reports, it is a frustration that has amplified because new and credible information continues to be collected.

Put simply, MH370 is a mystery that can and must be solved.

Reporter: Dimity Clancey
Producers: Natalie Clancy, Sammi Taylor

THE LONG WAY HOME

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At only 18, Alex Batty has already packed a lot into his life. Much of it though has happened against his will. When he was 11, he was stolen by his own mother and grandfather.

The young Brit was then hidden away in hippy communes in Spain and France. For six years he was at the centre of a baffling, and unsuccessful, missing persons investigation. But then Alex took control of his own destiny.

In his debut report for 60 MINUTES, Adam Hegarty meets the very impressive Alex Batty and reveals the intriguing story of this young man’s daring escape and long journey back to a normal life.

Reporter: Adam Hegarty
Producers: Garry McNab, Naomi Shivaraman

NET PROPHET

There’s not much Andre Agassi doesn’t know about tennis. He’s one of the finest players to ever swing a racquet: a former number one who won multiple tournaments, including eight grand slam titles. But what the champ has to say about the game is not what many might expect.

As he confesses to Tara Brown, for much of his time at the top he loathed the sport. However, these days Andre is proof that there is life after tennis. At 53, happily married to fellow legend Steffi Graf, he is the dad to their two children.

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And away from the court, he can be found in the classroom, where he’s raising billions to help underprivileged kids get an education.

Reporter: Tara Brown
Producer: Lisa Brown

60 Minutes Sunday, February 25, at 8:40pm on Channel 9 and 9Now

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Kyle Laidlaw
Kyle Laidlaw
An avid media enthusiast of more than 10 years, Kyle regularly follows all things TV related, both in Australia and overseas with a particular interest in local free-to-air scheduling and new show commissions.
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