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Nearly 10,000 Brits flown home from Sharm el-Sheikh

Nearly 10,000 people have been flown back to the UK from Sharm el-Sheikh following the Russian jet crash.

The Department for Transport said more than 9,600 had been brought home since Friday.

Around 20,000 Britons were at the Egyptian resort when flights were suspended over security fears.

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Extra security on US-bound flights from Egypt

The United States will tighten security on flights leaving a number of airports in Egypt, US officials have announced.

In a statement, US Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said that "out of an abundance of caution", he and the head of the Transport Security Administrator had "identified a series of interim, precautionary enhancements to aviation security with respect to commercial flights bound for the United States from certain foreign airports in the region."

This will include stricter screening of items before they are brought on board aircraft, he added.

It comes amid fears that a plane crash which killed 224 passengers and crew may have been caused by a bomb on board.

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