Whistleblower 'UK flights ban'

The British government has reportedly issued an alert to airlines around the world, urging them not to allow US whistleblower Edward Snowden to board flights to Britain.

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Protests at US Embassy over Hong Kong hacking claims

Dozens of protester gathered outside the US Embassy in Hong Kong. Credit: RTV

Dozens of protesters from a pro-Beijing political party have demanded an apology from Washington over allegations by former National Security Agency (NASA) contractor Edward Snowden that the US hacked into Hong Kong computer systems.

Despite the rain in Hong Kong protesters gathered outside the US Embassy and delivering a letter through the bars of the Consulate General's base.

Dozens of protester gathered outside the US Embassy in Hong Kong. Credit: RTV

Snowden named Hong Kong's Chinese University, where its server exchange serves up to 80 percent of Hong Kong's domestic internet traffic, as a possible hacking target.

Snowden 'highly likely to be refused entry' in Britain

The British Government has urged airlines around the world not to let former US intelligence contractor Edward Snowden get onto any flights bound for Britain.

Heathrow Airport in west London Credit: Press Association

A Home Office document, seen by the Associated Press, says airlines should not let Edward Snowden board any flights because: "The individual is highly likely to be refused entry to the UK."

British authorities say the document has been sent out to major international airlines. No warrants for Snowden's arrest have been issued.

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Edward Snowden 'not welcome in Britain'

The Associated Press reports that the whistleblower who leaked information about top secret US documents will not be allowed into Britain. AP says a request has been made to not allow him on any flights to the the UK.

Edward Snowden was the whistleblower behind leaks about secret US government surveillance programmes Credit: Guardian/Glenn Greenwald/Laura Poitras
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