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Nigerian charged with trying to blow up U.S. jet

<p>Detroit Metropolitan airport police corporal Richard Frederick walks through the airport with 'explosives detection' dog Spence in Romulus, Michigan December 26, 2009. REUTERS/Rebecca Cook</p>

Detroit Metropolitan airport police corporal Richard Frederick walks through the airport with 'explosives detection' dog Spence in Romulus, Michigan December 26, 2009. REUTERS/Rebecca Cook

Detroit Metropolitan airport police corporal Richard Frederick walks through the airport with 'explosives detection' dog Spence in Romulus, Michigan December 26, 2009. REUTERS/Rebecca Cook

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<p>A Delta Airbus 330 airliner sits on a runway at Detroit Metropolitan Airport in Romulus, Michigan in this video grab made December 25, 2009. REUTERS/WDIV TV/Handout</p>

A Delta Airbus 330 airliner sits on a runway at Detroit Metropolitan Airport in Romulus, Michigan in this video grab made December 25, 2009. REUTERS/WDIV TV/Handout

A Delta Airbus 330 airliner sits on a runway at Detroit Metropolitan Airport in Romulus, Michigan in this video grab made December 25, 2009. REUTERS/WDIV TV/Handout

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<p>A Delta Airbus 330 airliner sits on a runway at Detroit Metropolitan Airport in Romulus, Michigan in this video grab made December 25, 2009. REUTERS/WDIV TV/Handout</p>

A Delta Airbus 330 airliner sits on a runway at Detroit Metropolitan Airport in Romulus, Michigan in this video grab made December 25, 2009. REUTERS/WDIV TV/Handout

A Delta Airbus 330 airliner sits on a runway at Detroit Metropolitan Airport in Romulus, Michigan in this video grab made December 25, 2009. REUTERS/WDIV TV/Handout

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<p>Members of the media film police entering a property in London, December 26, 2009, in connection with a failed attempt by a man to ignite an explosive device on a U.S. passenger plane. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor</p>

Members of the media film police entering a property in London, December 26, 2009, in connection with a failed attempt by a man to ignite an explosive device on a U.S. passenger plane. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor

Members of the media film police entering a property in London, December 26, 2009, in connection with a failed attempt by a man to ignite an explosive device on a U.S. passenger plane. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor

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<p>Police enter the basement of a mansion block in London, December 26, 2009, in connection with a failed attempt by a man to ignite an explosive device on a U.S. passenger plane. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor</p>

Police enter the basement of a mansion block in London, December 26, 2009, in connection with a failed attempt by a man to ignite an explosive device on a U.S. passenger plane. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor

Police enter the basement of a mansion block in London, December 26, 2009, in connection with a failed attempt by a man to ignite an explosive device on a U.S. passenger plane. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor

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<p>Police enter a property in a mansion block in London December 26, 2009, under investigation in connection with a failed attack on a U.S. airplane. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor</p>

Police enter a property in a mansion block in London December 26, 2009, under investigation in connection with a failed attack on a U.S. airplane. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor

Police enter a property in a mansion block in London December 26, 2009, under investigation in connection with a failed attack on a U.S. airplane. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor

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<p>Police watch as a locksmith packs away his tools after helping them at a property during an investigation in a mansion block in London December 26, 2009, in connection with a failed attack on a U.S. airplane. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor</p>

Police watch as a locksmith packs away his tools after helping them at a property during an investigation in a mansion block in London December 26, 2009, in connection with a failed attack on a U.S. airplane. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor

Police watch as a locksmith packs away his tools after helping them at a property during an investigation in a mansion block in London December 26, 2009, in connection with a failed attack on a U.S. airplane. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor

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<p>A traveller lifts her arms as she stands in the new security scan at Schiphol airport, Netherlands, in this May 15, 2007 file photo. REUTERS/Jerry Lampen/Files</p>

A traveller lifts her arms as she stands in the new security scan at Schiphol airport, Netherlands, in this May 15, 2007 file photo. REUTERS/Jerry Lampen/Files

A traveller lifts her arms as she stands in the new security scan at Schiphol airport, Netherlands, in this May 15, 2007 file photo. REUTERS/Jerry Lampen/Files

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<p>Police investigators are seen through a window examining a property during an investigation in a mansion block in London December 26, 2009, in connection with a failed attack on a U.S. airplane. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor</p>

Police investigators are seen through a window examining a property during an investigation in a mansion block in London December 26, 2009, in connection with a failed attack on a U.S. airplane. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor

Police investigators are seen through a window examining a property during an investigation in a mansion block in London December 26, 2009, in connection with a failed attack on a U.S. airplane. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor

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WRAPUP 8-Nigerian charged with trying to blow up U.S. jet

DETROIT/WASHINGTON, Dec 26 (Reuters) - A Nigerian man who said he had links to al Qaeda was charged on Saturday with trying to blow up a U.S. passenger plane...

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