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US and UK ban cabin laptops on some inbound flights
The UK government has announced a cabin baggage ban on laptops and tablets on direct flights to the UK from Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt, Tunisia and Saudi Arabia.
The ban follows a similar move in the US, where officials say bombs could be hidden in a series of devices.
Downing Street said it was "necessary, effective and proportionate".
The government has not given a start-date for the ban, but says airlines are "in the process of implementing it".
The ban applies to any device larger than 16cm long, 9.3cm wide or 1.5cm deep. It includes smart phones, but most fall inside these limits.
These rules will apply to all passengers including those transiting through various destinations en route from the UK & US to Africa.