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Stolen Austrian passport used by Iranian teenage migrant


Kuala Lumpur - One of the two passengers who boarded the missing Malaysia Airlines plane on stolen passports was an Iranian man seeking to relocate to Germany, Malaysian police said Tuesday.


Pouria Nour Mohammad Mehrdad, 19, was travelling on an Austrian passport earlier declared stolen in Thailand, police Inspector General Khalid Abu Bakar said.


Based on consultation with foreign intelligence counterparts, he did not appear to be a member of any terrorist organisation, and was apparently trying to migrate to Germany, Khalid said.



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There have been a couple of reports that passenger smartphones are "still active". Without more data, that could be that the networks in question haven't noticed that the phones are no longer talking to the network.


Or it could be that the phones are in fact intact, in range of a cell tower, and their batteries are still up.


Which has some serious implications.

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