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PARIS (AP) — Interpol says passengers boarded planes over a billion times last year without their passports being checked against the police agency's database of 40 million stolen or lost travel documents. Interpol says that happened again when two people boarded the ill-fated Malaysia Airlines flight with passports that were on file with Interpol as stolen. The head of Interpol says the fact that that can happen is "clearly of great concern."
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Vietnamese authorities say ships are on the way to check out an object that search planes spotted in the waters off Vietnam. Officials want to see if it could be a door from the missing Malaysian Airlines Boeing 777. It's in the same area as where two oil slicks were seen yesterday.
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — A leader of one of Gaza's secretive jihadi groups says the al-Qaida-inspired movement now has several thousand armed fighters in the seaside strip, posing a formidable threat to both Israel and the area's Hamas rulers. He tells The Associated Press that his group has agreed with Hamas to observe a truce with Israel for the time being, but that they are ready to fight at any time.
NEW YORK (AP) — The trial of Osama bin Laden's son-in-law resumes tomorrow in New York. Sulaiman Abu Ghaith (SOO'-lay-mahn AH'-boo GAYTH) faces a possible life prison sentence if he is convicted of conspiring to kill Americans and of providing material support to al-Qaida. A London resident who says he participated in a 2001 shoe-bomb plot is scheduled to testify live via videotape about his experiences with al-Qaida after the attacks that demolished the World Trade Center.
FREMONT, Ohio (AP) — Police are looking for a gunman who opened fire inside a northern Ohio nightclub, killing an off-duty police officer and two other men. A fourth victim was taken to a Toledo hospital in critical condition. The shooting happened early today at the Last Call Bar in Fremont, about 35 miles southeast of Toledo.
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