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KEY POINTS IN ANGLO-IRISH PROPOSAL FOR NORTHERN IRELAND

* A new Northern Ireland assembly elected by proportional representation will replace the old assembly, scrapped in 1972 by Britain.

* A new cross-border body will be formed from - and accountable to - the Irish parliament and the new Northern Ireland assembly. The body would have limited powers.

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* The Irish Republic will drop its constitutional claim to Northern Ireland.

* British law will be changed to recognize the right of self-determination for Northern Ireland, which currently is a province of the United Kingdom.

* Ireland and Britain will design a new agreement on coodinating their Northern Ireland policies, but neither side will interfere with the new Northern Ireland assembly.

* Safeguards will be provided for the protection of civil, political, social, and cultural rights of Northern Ireland people.