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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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French teenage girl heading to Syria 'for Jihad' arrested

A 16-year-old French girl suspected of trying to reach Syria "for Jihad" with Islamist rebels has been arrested, according to France's interior minister.

Bernard Cazeneuve said in a statement that border police in the southeastern city of Nice had brought her into custody.

He added that her family was not aware of her intentions.

A man around the age of 20 was later arrested on suspicion of being her recruiter and of purchasing her airline ticket to Turkey, in order to reach Syria.

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