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'No information to put terror suspect on no-fly list'

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Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano says the US had no information to move a Nigerian accused of trying to blow up a trans-Atlantic jet, to a no-fly list.

Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab has been charged with attempting to destroy a plane after he allegedly tried to detonate a bomb on a passenger jet arriving in the US on Christmas Day.

He had been placed on the lowest-risk list by US authorities in November 2009, after his father alerted authorities about the behaviour of his son.

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