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Saint-André (France) (AFP) - Authorities hunting for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 said Friday they were "increasingly confident" that wreckage found on an Indian Ocean island was from the ill-fated jet, raising hopes of solving one of aviation's great mysteries. The two-metre (six-foot) long piece of wreckage is to be sent to France for analysis, with expectations building it will be the first tangible proof the plane went down in the Indian Ocean. Investigators are hoping they will then move closer to understanding the mystery swirling around the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777, which vanished 16 months ago with 239 people aboard, most of them Chinese.
A surf park on the edge of Snowdonia National Park in Wales opens Saturday, a 300-metre (985-foot) long lagoon that promises the longest man-made surfable waves in the world. Wavegarden has a prototype surf centre near San Sebastian in northern Spain but Surf Snowdonia, built on a former aluminium works, is the first to be open to the public. "All of a sudden surfing is about to become accessible," said Steve Davies, managing director of Surf Snowdonia.