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An aircraft flies past the control tower as it prepares to land at New York’s John F Kennedy Airport. Photograph: Trevor Collens/AFP/Getty Images. US authorities have required airlines from 13 nations to forbid passengers from carrying any electronic or electrical device larger than a cellphone. The new edict was distributed in an email described as “confidential” from the US transportation safety administration (TSA) on Monday. The requirement forbids passengers from bringing laptops, iPads, Kindles and even cameras larger than mobile phones into the cabin. All such devices must be checked. Saudi Arabia’s Saudia Airlines and Royal Jordanian airlines are among the affected countries; the... Full story

20 March