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Date published: 2005/01/13

The BBC says:

A British Airways jumbo jet flying to New York turned back after the US objected to one of its passengers.
Three hours after take-off on Wednesday the Boeing 747, with 239 passengers, turned around after a US request that the man should not be allowed to land.
They said his name matched one on a terrorism watch list. He was met by British police on landing and was questioned, but later released.

This is not the first time this has happened, and is unlikely to be the last. And one would hope that the Americans would use more than just a name to figure out who was a terrorist. Anyway, the message is loud and clear, the rest of the world should avoid going to America.

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