As an armada of ships, planes and helicopters combed the waters south of Vietnam on Monday for any sign of a missing Malaysian airliner, aviation safety experts said the discovery that two passengers aboard the plane were traveling on stolen passports has revealed a major gap in airline security procedures developed since the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.
Authorities questioned travel agents on Monday at a beach resort in Thailand about two men who boarded the vanished Malaysia Airlines plane with stolen passports, part of a growing international investigation into what they were doing on the flight.
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Hours before Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 was scheduled to depart on Saturday, a U.S. woman tweeted to her co-worker who was on a business trip that she was feeling ill and overworked.
Investigators in Malaysia are voicing skepticism that the airliner that disappeared early on Saturday with 239 people on board was the target of an attack, U.S. and European government sources close to the probe said.
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The US Navy has sent a second ship to the South China Sea to help in the desperate search for a missing Malaysian jet, officials said on Monday.
Burning midnight oil, dozens of senators seeking to push climate change higher up the US political agenda launched into a rare all-night session on Monday highlighting the need to reduce the global warming threat.
A Soyuz capsule carrying a U.S.-Russian crew returning after spending nearly six months on the International Space Station landed safely on the steppes of Kazakhstan.
Jurors in the trial of alleged al Qaeda operative Suleiman Abu Ghaith on Monday watched videos of the defendant warning of a "storm" of airplane attacks a month after September 11, 2001.