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Search for Flight MH370 shifts west; Interpol says terrorism unlikely

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Search for Flight MH370 shifts west; Interpol says terrorism unlikely

Authorities hunting for the missing Malaysia Airlines jetliner expanded their search on land and sea Tuesday, reflecting the difficulties in locating traces of the plane more than three days after it vanished.

While the final location of the missing jet isn’t know for sure, Malaysia’s military believes it has tracked the plane by radar over the Strait of Malacca, far from where it last made contact with civilian air traffic control off the country’s east coast, a military source told Reuters. That is on the other side of peninsular Malaysia from where flight 370 was reported missing, meaning if the plane went down there it would have had to fly over the country, presumably undetected.

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Thai police say the tickets linked to stolen passports were bought by an Iranian man

Thai police say the tickets linked to stolen passports were bought by an Iranian man:

False Leads Set Back Hunt for Missing Malaysian Jet

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(Saw Siow Feng/The Malay Mail Online)

[The New York Times] False Leads Set Back Hunt for Missing Malaysian Jet

A suspected life raft bobbing in the Gulf of Thailand turned out to be the lid of a large box, Vietnamese authorities said. An oil slick in Malaysian waters was found not to contain jet fuel. And what was initially thought to be an aircraft tail floating in the Gulf of Thailand was actually “logs tied together,” according to a Malaysian official.

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[The Wall Street Journal] Massive Search for Malaysian Plane Proves Fruitless

[The Malay Mail Online] Search area for MH370 to widen tomorrow

Missing Malaysian jet may have disintegrated in mid-air: source

Missing Malaysian jet may have disintegrated in mid-air: source:

Malaysia investigators probe possible airport security lapse

[Reuters] Malaysia investigators probe possible airport security lapse

Suspicions that the Beijing-bound Boeing jet, which vanished on Saturday with 239 people on board, may have been hijacked or bombed have risen after at least two passengers were found to be using stolen passports, though Malaysia’s government stressed it was considering all possibilities.

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[USA Today] Stolen passports used on Malaysia flight are common

[The Independent] Malaysia Airlines: Search for true identity of passengers with stolen passports launched as terrorism concern grows

[The Wall Street Journal] (Video) Thailand a Hotbed for Fake and Stolen Passports