UK airport passengers advised to charge electronic devices

All air passengers flying into or out of UK airports have been advised to make sure electronic devices in their hand luggage are charged before they travel. The Department for Transport issued the updated guidance "in line with the US advice".

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Uncharged laptops and phones barred from US flights

Uncharged phones and laptops will be barred from planes going to the US under new security measures, the US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) said.

Uncharged phones and laptops will be barred from some flights. Credit: Press Association

The new rules come amid growing concern about the increased capability of al-Qaeda affiliates in Yemen and Syria, and the threat the foreign fighters of Syria pose to the home countries.

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