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Al-Qaida bomb master: 'Brutality' and 'novelty'

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- Ibrahim Hassan al-Asiri has built a reputation as al-Qaida's bomb-making savant one potential near miss at time: Explosive-rigged underwear aboard a Christmas flight to the U.S. in 2009, printers fitted with high-grade explosives the next year and now possibly a metal-free device that could avoid airport detectors....

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