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Malaysia probes passenger backgrounds for clues on missing flight

Taiwan joins the massive international search for a Malaysia Airlines jetliner. For four days ships and aircraft have been scouring the waters off Malaysia and Vietnam for a trace of the missing aircraft with 239 people on board. Flight MH370 left Kuala Lumpur on Saturday for Beijing, vanishing from radar screens soon after takeoff. With no clues to go on, investigators had focussed on two passengers who had stolen European passports. Malaysia's chief of police said one of them was a young Iranian -- Pouria Nour Mohammad Merdad -- who appeared to be an illegal immigrant. Investigations are continuing to look into a second man using stolen documents. (SOUNDBITE) (English) INSPECTOR GENERAL KHALID ABU BAKAR SAYING: "We have been checking his background, we have also checked him with other police organization, on his profile. And we believe that he is not likely to be a member of any terrorist group. And we believe that he is trying to migrate to German

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