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President Obama admits 'system failure' over bomb plot

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President Barack Obama says an attempted attack, on a plane bound for Detroit on Christmas Day, points to a "totally unacceptable" failure in US security systems.

He said a warning given to the intelligence services, by the father of Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, had been passed on, but not effectively distributed.

Richard Lister reports from Washington.

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