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Teenager bailed in Syria terrorism case

A 19-year-old man arrested at Heathrow airport on suspicion of "Syria related" terrorism offences has been released on bail, the Metropolitan Police have said.

Officers have since completed the search of an address in the Camden area of north London.

In a statement, the police said the arrest is "not in response to any immediate risk or threat".

A second man also arrested at the airport on Saturday on suspicion of assisting terrorism in Syria is still being held in custody.


Airports Commission prefers Heathrow and Gatwick runway plans

The government-appointed Commission into airport expansion has revealed its shortlist of preferred options. It lists a third runway at Heathrow and a second at Gatwick in Sussex.

The Commission, chaired by former FSA chief Sir Howard Davies stopped short of listing Stansted for possible expansion.

The Commission's preliminary report said only one extra runway would be needed in the south east before 2030 with an additional runway likely to be needed by 2050.

Plans for a hub in the Thames Estuary - dubbed "Boris Island" were not shortlisted because of "too many uncertainties and challenges".

It said it would undertake further study of the Isle of Grain option in the first half of 2014 and "will reach a view later next year on whether that option offers a credible proposal for consideration alongside the other shortlisted options".

Fog causes delays and some cancellations at Heathrow

British Airways has tweeted that fog is causing delays and some cancellations at Heathrow Airport.


US probe of Boeing 787 fire 'focuses on wiring'

US officials investigating the fire on a Boeing 787 Dreamliner jet at Heathrow airport last week are focused on how condensation in the plane and a possible pinched wire in an emergency beacon may have sparked the blaze, Reuters reported, citing an unnamed source.

The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said it will call for inspections of the beacons made by the Fortune 100 firm Honeywell, but stopped short of requiring airlines to disable or remove the devices as the UK's Air Accidents Investigation Branch recommended.

The Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 787 Dreamliner jet caught fire at Heathrow. Credit: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

The FAA said inspections should ensure wires are properly routed and should look for pinched wires or signs of unusual moisture or heat. It gave no further details on how those factors may have contributed to the fire.

But a source told Reuters that investigators had found a pinched wire in the casing of the emergency locator transmitter (ELT) on board the Ethiopian Airlines flight.

Airports advise passengers to check for cancellations

Airports across the UK are advising passengers to check whether their flight has been cancelled with their airline before travelling and to allow extra travel time.

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