US tightens security after Times Square bomb plot

 BBC News

Airlines must now check no-fly lists within two hours of being told of updates to watch-lists, officials say.

The move is aimed at stopping known suspects from boarding planes, as 30-year-old Faisal Shahzad did on Monday.

The Pakistan-born US citizen has admitted trying to detonate the Times Square car bomb, having learnt how to make it in Pakistan, court papers say.

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