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Former top lawyer says anti-terror laws 'may not be legal'

Former Attorney General Dominic Grieve has voiced concerns about the legality of new anti-terror measures, while Labour has accused the Government of being "unclear" in their plans.

The comments come after David Cameron unveiled a series of new measures including giving police the powers to seize passports at UK borders of British citizens they suspect could be travelling abroad to fight with terror groups.

The move follows the announcement on Friday that the UK's terror threat has been upgraded from 'substantial' to 'severe', with the Home Secretary saying an attempted attack was now "highly likely".

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Miliband calls for 'multilateral' strategy to defeat IS

Ed Miliband has called for a new strategy involving nations in the Middle East to help tackle the causes behind the rise of Islamic State (IS).

Writing in the Independent, the Labour leader says the military power of the US has "a big role to play" but argued that taking on the terrorist group needs a wide-ranging plan.

Ed Miliband says only a multilateral approach can defeat Islamic State. Credit: Danny Lawson/PA Wire/Press Association Images

"We can only comprehensively defeat Isis with a multilateral alliance, embracing the region, for political, diplomatic and humanitarian action," Mr Miliband says.

He also backed a plan from France's president, Francois Hollande, for an international conference

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