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Britain Plans Database of People Who Could be Barred Entry


Britain has announced plans for a database of extremists who would face automatic questioning and could be barred from entering the country.

Home Secretary Charles Clark called the plan a response to the London suicide bombings that left at least 56 people dead this month. He told parliament the database will list people known for unacceptable behavior such as preaching radical ideas, running extremist websites or writing articles that could foment terrorism.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Tony Blair told lawmakers he is considering calling an international conference on ways to root out Islamic extremism. He said it would address such issues as ways of dealing with Islamic schools that teach extremism.

Late Tuesday, British police removed a bomb-mangled 20-ton train car from a central London subway station nearly two weeks after the attacks.

Some information for this report provided by AP and Reuters.

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