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TSA boosts security measures on flights to USA

The US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has said it may ask air travellers headed to the US on direct flights to power up some electronic devices, including cell phones, as part of enhanced security measures at certain airports abroad, NBC has reported. Under the new regulations, powerless devices will not be permitted on board the aircraft and the traveller may also undergo additional screening, TSA said, without providing specific reasons why the new measures were being introduced.