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08:03 GMT - All informed - Malaysia Airlines spokesman Ignatius Ong tells a press conference in Beijing that all next of kin have now been informed and each has been offered the option to travel to Kuala Lumpur. Although the passport number is the same, the name listed by Malaysia Airlines for the passenger is, it says, adding the owner says he has never lost his passport. Searches so far had concentrated on waters to the country's east, in the South China Sea.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Military radar indicates that the missing Boeing 777 jet turned back before vanishing, Malaysia's air force chief said Sunday as authorities were investigating up to four passengers with suspicious identifications who may have boarded the flight.