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US steps up checks on visitors; Singapore warns of "urgent" terror threat

The United States began photographing and fingerprinting foreign visitors as Singapore — home to one of Asia’s largest airports — endorsed demands for armed guards on planes to counter the “urgent” terrorist threat. The intensified checks by Washington, which are part of a multi-million dollar effort to crack down on terrorists, came amid a global air security alert that has forced the cancellation of several flights over the past week. Photos and fingerprints are required only of visitors who must obtain visas to enter the United States — an expected 23 million arrivals in 2004. Full Story

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