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.

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Tickets linked to stolen passports 'bought by Iranian'

CNN is reporting the tickets linked to the stolen passports used by two passengers on board a missing Malaysian aircraft were purchased by an Iranian man in Thailand.

A candle-lit vigil is held in Kuala Lumpur for the missing passengers. Credit: REUTERS/Edgar Su

The US network says the tickets were bought by the man from a Thai travel agency and paid for in cash.

The man, who is said to be a regular customer of the travel company, reportedly called the agency and asked for two tickets for friends wanting to travel to Europe.

The two tickets had different final destinations - Frankfurt and Copenhagen.

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