Authorities widening search for missing jetliner

Authorities are widening the search area in efforts to locate the missing Malaysia Airlines jet.

An official added that the two passengers travelling with stolen passports on the flight were "not Asian-looking men".

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Satellite picked up 'electronic ping' from Malaysia plane

An "electronic ping" was picked up from the Malaysia Airlines flight by satellites after the plane lost contact with ground control, Reuters reports. Meanwhile, US officials have been given an "indication" the plane crashed into the Indian Ocean.