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  • Stolen Passport Users Probably Not Linked to Terrorism

    Updated 56 minutes ago

    Two men who traveled on the missing Malaysian Airline System Bhd. jet using stolen passports were Iranian and probably not linked to terrorism, Interpol Secretary General Ron Noble said.

  • Malaysia Says Stolen Passport User Had No Links to Terror Groups

    Updated 10 minutes ago

    The probe into the disappearance of Flight 370 took another twist as Malaysian authorities and Interpol said the two people who boarded the plane with stolen passports were Iranian and probably not linked to terror groups.

  • Biometric Passports Born in Malaysia No Cure for Human Error

    Updated 5 minutes ago

    Malaysia pioneered using biometric passports to curtail immigration fraud. Sixteen years later, the ability of two identity thieves to board a Malaysian Airline plane that went missing exposed the technology as far from foolproof.

  • Europe Stocks Follow Asia Higher as Copper Rebounds

    European stocks followed Asian shares higher as copper rebounded from its lowest close since 2010. India’s rupee strengthened to the highest in more than seven months and gold advanced.

  • Malaysia Says One Holder of Stolen Passport on MH370 Was Iranian

    Updated 34 minutes ago

    Malaysian investigators identified one of the two persons who boarded Flight 370 with a stolen passport as a 19-year-old Iranian and said he wasn’t believed to be a member of any terror group.

  • IHH Said to Consider A$5 Billion Bid for Australia’s Healthscope

    IHH Healthcare Bhd., Asia’s biggest hospital operator, is weighing a bid of as much as A$5 billion ($4.5 billion) for Healthscope Ltd., the Australian health-care provider owned by TPG Capital and Carlyle Group LP, said two people familiar with the matter.

  • Palm Oil Drops as Prices at 18-Month High Seen Cutting Demand

    Palm oil declined the most in more than a week on concern that the highest price in almost 18 months may weaken demand for the tropical oil used in everything from food to fuel.

  • Stolen Passports Show Post-9/11 Airline Security Flawed

    Updated 29 minutes ago

    The discovery that two passengers boarded the missing Malaysian jet using stolen passports reveals flaws in the screening of air travelers that persist more than 12 years after security worldwide was strengthened in the wake of the Sept. 11 terror attacks.

  • Anwar Sodomy Verdict to Strain Malaysian Opposition Unity

    Updated 5 minutes ago

    Malaysia’s disparate, multi-ethnic opposition coalition faces a fresh challenge to its cohesion with leader Anwar Ibrahim found guilty of sodomy and at risk of being sent to jail for five years.

  • Shoe Bomb Plots Revealed at Bin Laden Son-in-Law’s Trial

    Updated 1 hour, 52 minutes ago

    A U.K. man who admitted he plotted to bomb passenger jets with explosives hidden in his shoes told a Manhattan federal jury he “brainstormed” with Osama bin Laden and Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the self-proclaimed mastermind of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

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