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.
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.
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.
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.
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.