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President Obama orders tighter security after terrorist attempt

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President Barack Obama, has ordered increased security for air travel to and within America after an attempted terrorist act.

The White House described the action of a passenger on a Detroit-bound Northwest Airlines flight from Amsterdam as an attempted act of terrorism.

He had tried to detonate an explosive device strapped to his leg but was overcome by other passengers and cabin crew.

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