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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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Putin suspends Russian passenger flights to Egypt

Vladimir Putin has ordered all Russian passenger flights to and from Egypt to be suspended, and a plan drafted to get Russians stranded there home.

President Putin has ordered a plan be drafted to get stranded Russians home. Credit: Reuters

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov insisted that the decision did not mean a terrorist attack was behind a passenger jet crash last week.

Flights will remain suspended until the required level of industry safety had been reached, he added, with Russian authorities ordered to cooperate with Cairo in meeting standards.

According to Russian media reports, citing the country's tourism agency, around 45,000 Russian nationals are currently on holiday in Egypt.

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