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Mon Mar 10, 2014, 12:12 AM

BBC News broadcasting news conference on MH 370...

No results in search for plane, or for sighted debris.

No additional details on cause.

Still investigating possibility that plane was turning back.

Assistance being provided by China, Vietnam, Thailand, Signapore, Indonesia, USA and Philippines.

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brooklynite Mar 2014 OP
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Mon Mar 10, 2014, 12:25 AM

1. Malaysian Minister says travelers with stolen passports had "Asian features"

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Mon Mar 10, 2014, 12:59 AM

2. Reuters Video: Missing plane mystery deepens:

March 9th, 2014

No sign of missing Malaysia Airlines plane more than 24 hours on but questions arise over passenger identities. Paul Chapman reports.

Video at link:


http://www.englishblog.com/2014/03/reuters-video-missing-plane-mystery-deepens.html

TRANSCRIPT

REPORTER: More than 24 hours after the disappearance of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH 370 the country's civil aviation chief said its fate was still a mystery.

DIRECTOR GENERAL FOR DEPARTMENT OF CIVIL AVIATION, AZHARUDDIN ABDUL RAHMAN: "The rescue operations continued last night, until this morning. We have to report that we have not able to locate anything or see anything. Therefore, there is nothing new to report."

REPORTER:
The Boeing aircraft carrying 239 passengers and crew lost contact on Saturday en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. It's emerged two Europeans named in the passenger manifest had both lost their passports in Thailand, one last year, the other two years previously. The identities of two other passengers are also being investigated. But there've been no reports of sabotage or claims of an attack. Despite the mystery there appears little sign it's damaged the confidence of people travelling on other Malaysian Airlines flights. Those checking in at Kuala Lumpur airport on Sunday were philosophical:

MALAYSIAN AIRLINES PASSENGER EMBARKING ON A FLIGHT TO LONDON, SUNDRA RAO: "Well, there are lots of mishaps in the world. But life has to go on. It happened yesterday and today, I'm flying off to London. I've already booked the ticket a month ahead."

MALAYSIAN AIRLINES PASSENGER EMBARKING ON A FLIGHT TO LONDON, TREVOR: "There's no reason why not because it's a good airline. It's a one-off. We don't know what's happened yet, whether it's the aircraft or anything else could have dropped out of the sky..."

No one is pointing fingers, it appears. Not sure if the fake passports have any meaning. And it's taking a long time...

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Mon Mar 10, 2014, 01:10 AM

3. A bomb at cruising altitude would scatter debris over hundreds of miles in every direction.

Discovery of pieces would be completely random, and would not necessarily lead to other wreckage.

Most debris which does not float would likely never be found.

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