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Police Identify Flight 370 Passengers with Stolen Passports

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Interpol has released an image of two Iranians who were traveling with stolen passports on a missing Malaysia Airlines jetliner.

The image showed the two Iranian men boarding a plane at the same time. Interpol secretary general Ronald K. Noble said Tuesday the two men traveled to Malaysia on their Iranian passports, then apparently switched to the stolen Austrian and Italian documents.

Noble said the recent information about the men made terrorism a less likely cause of the plane's disappearance, but that did not allay concerns about the ease of travel involving stolen passports.

He said the passport birthdates indicated one was 19 and the other 29. The 19-year-old, whose name differed slightly from that given by Malaysian authorities, is believed to have planned to seek asylum in Germany.

Meanwhile, the Malaysian military says it has radar evidence showing the missing Boeing 777 jetliner changed course and made it to the Malacca Strait, hundreds of kilometers (miles) away from the last location reported by civilian authorities.
 
The development injects new mystery into the investigation of the flight's disappearance.
 
Local newspaper Berita Harian quoted Malaysian air force chief Gen. Rodzali Daud as saying radar at a military base had detected the airliner near Pulau Perak, at the northern approach to the strait.
 
A high-ranking military official involved in the investigation confirmed the report on Tuesday and also said the aircraft was believed to be flying low.
 
The official spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the information. (AP)

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