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UK student charged with attack on US jet

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Security has been tightened on flights to the United States after a man tried to set off explosives on a plane carrying almost 300 people from Amsterdam to Detroit.

A 23-year-old Nigerian man, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, has been charged with attempting to destroy the Northwest Airlines plane.

Tom Symonds reports.

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