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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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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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