Summary (CNN) -- Nobody knows exactly what happened to a Malaysia Airlines plane that disappeared Saturday, but families of the 239 people on board are waiting and expecting the worst. The passengers are of 13 nationalities, the airline said. Nationalities and the number for each of passengers on the flight were:.
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Summary Family members of passengers on missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 said they have been able to ring mobile phones, and are begging officials to track the signals before the batteries run out. Both had their passports stolen in Thailand over the past two years. Malaysia has launched a terror probe investigating the suspect passengers and the United States has sent in the FBI to assist.
Summary KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian authorities expect to complete by Monday afternoon a lab analysis that could indicate whether an oil slick at sea came from a missing passenger jet, an official said. The slick was the largest of several in the area, he said. It was just south of the point where air traffic controllers lost contact with the plane.
Summary Indian sand artist Sudarshan Patnaik applies the final touches to a sand art sculpture he created wishing for the well being of the passengers of Malaysian Airlines flight MH370, on a beach in Puri, in the eastern Indian state of Odisha. Italian and Austrian (passport holders) but with Asian faces," he was quoted as saying. Authorities were checking on the identities of the two passengers who boarded the plane with stolen passports.
Summary Malaysian Airlines Group Chief Executive Ahmad Jauhari Yahyain speaks during a press conference at a hotel in Sepang, Malaysia. MANILA, Philippines -- Malaysia Airlines (MAS), the owner of the downed Boeing 777 aircraft on flight MH370, said that it will not withhold critical information on the tragedy. "Malaysia Airlines reiterates that it will continue to be transparent in communicating with the general public via the media in all matters affecting MH370," the airlines said in its ninth statement on Monday.
Summary a search aircraft by Vietnamese Air Force to look for missing Malaysia. As the search entered a third full day, other families of missing passengers gathered at a hotel in Malaysia's administrative capital, Putrajaya, sharing breakfast as they stared intently at television news bulletins. The search effort has zeroed in on waters off the remote Vietnamese island of Tho Chu, near where two large oil slicks -- suspected to be caused by aircraft fuel -- as well as the suspected debris were spotted on the weekend.
Summary A military officer looks out a window during a search and rescue mission onboard an aircraft belonging to the Vietnamese airforce off Vietnam's Tho Chu island on March 10, 2014. A European diplomat in Kuala Lumpur cautioned that the Malaysian capital was an Asian hub for illegal migrants, many of whom used false documents and complex routes including via Beijing or West Africa to reach a final destination in Europe. "You shouldn't automatically think that the fact there were two people on the plane with false passports had anything to do with the disappearance of the plane," the diplomat said.
Summary Passengers on board Flight MH370 included a group of 30 Chinese artists, family members and art employees who had attended a three-day painting and calligraphy exhibition where the artists' work was displayed. Ma Yong'an, chairman of the Beijing-based China Calligraphy Artists Association, which co-organized the event in Kuala Lumpur, told China Daily that 13 people from the group of artists are members of the association.
Summary PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - The daughter of the chief steward of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, Mr Andrew Nari, shares her heartfelt messages to her missing father on Twitter. Ms Maira Elizabeth Nari used her twitter handle @Gorgxous_ to express her grief and concern over her missing father. "God.... The only thing I want is my father..... Nothing, but my father. I want my father back," she tweeted on Saturday.
Summary A military officer looks out a window during a search and rescue mission onboard an aircraft belonging to the Vietnamese airforce off Vietnam's Tho Chu island on March 10, 2014. As dozens of ships and aircraft from seven countries scoured the seas around Malaysia and south of Vietnam, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Qin Gang said it was too early to know what may have caused the plane to vanish but that family of the passengers deserved an explanation as soon as possible. "This incident happened more than two days ago, and we hope that the Malaysians can fully understand the urgency of China, especially of the family members, and can step up the speed of the investigation and increase efforts on search and rescue," Qin told reporters at a daily news briefing.
Summary A group called Chinese Martyrs' Brigade has claimed responsibility for the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, without providing many details about the fate of the plane itself, even as at least one official dismissed the group's claims, local news reports said. The Nation, a Bangkok-based news agency, reported Monday that the group had sent an e-mail to journalists across China taking responsibility for the missing airplane, which disappeared Saturday with 239 passengers and crew on board, about an hour into its flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. .
Summary Two suspects on Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 who used stolen passports had no record of entering Malaysia legally, officials say. Authorities have covered over 50 nautical miles from the location where the aircraft was last spotted, including both Malaysian and Vietnamese waters. The search has been expanded to the Straits of Malacca on the other side of the Malaysian peninsula in order to discount the possibility that the aircraft turned back to Malaysia airspace.