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UK airport security to be increased after US call

Security is being increased at UK airports after the US asked for tougher measures amid reports that terrorists are working on a bomb that could evade scanners. The Government said most passengers should not experience disruption from the new regime.

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US: Militants carrying out testing of new bombs in Syria

US officials believe that the Nusra Front, al-Qaeda's affiliate in Syria, has been working with its Yemen affiliate, AQAP, to carry out operational testing of new bomb designs in Syria.

The new explosives the bombmakers are trying to design include non-metallic bombs, ABC News reported.

There are also concerns that US and Europe-bound planes could be targeted by foreign fighters with Western passports who spent time fighting for Islamist groups attempting to overthrow the regime of Syria's president Assad.

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