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Computer glitch causes delays at US airports

A glitch in the computer system that checks passenger names against a terror watch list has caused major delays at US airports, including New York's John F Kennedy International.

Federal officials said the Department of Homeland Security computer system went down for about 90 minutes.

It caused delays at JFK and other international airports.

Customs and border protection said in a statement there was no indication the service disruption was malicious in nature.

It said customs experienced a temporary outage with its processing systems at airports of entry in the United States.

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