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Dreamliner groundings spread amid battery fears

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Europe, Japan and India have joined the United States in grounding Boeing Co's 787 Dreamliner. 

An incident involving battery failure caused one of the Dreamliner passenger jets to make an emergency landing in Japan on Wednesday.

The US Federal Aviation Administration said yesterday it would temporarily ground Boeing's newest commercial airliner and insisted airlines would have to demonstrate the lithium ion batteries were safe before they could resume flying. It gave no details on when that might happen.

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