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BLAIR VOWS TO TOUGHEN ANTI-TERRORIST POWERS

Prime Minister Tony Blair promised Tuesday that the United Kingdom will toughen its anti-terrorist powers, abolishing the right to silence for suspected members of violent splinter groups, so that "the future contains no more Omaghs."

Standing amid the boarded-up, gutted downtown where Irish Republican Army dissidents slaughtered 28 people and wounded 330 others 10 days ago, Blair announced that Parliament would be recalled next Wednesday to approve what he called "draconian and fundamental" bills.

The legislation would end the right to silence for those accused of organizing bomb or gun attacks in opposition to April's multiparty peace agreement.

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