The British government has unveiled new measures to tackle terror threats, including from citizens who have returned after fighting alongside terror groups in the Middle East. An estimated 500 Britons have joined IS.

British Home Secretary Theresa May outlined the anti-terror bill on Monday, saying it aimed to give authorities new powers at a time when the country was facing its greatest-ever threat from terrorism.

“When the security and intelligence agencies tell us that the threat we face is now more dangerous than at any time before or since 9/11 we should take notice,” she told an audience in London.

The new legislation, known as the Counter Terrorism and Security Bill, will be introduced to parliament on Wednesday.

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