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United Kingdom accepts atheism as grounds for asylum for Afghan

An Afghan man is believed to have become the first atheist to be granted asylum in the UK on the basis of his views on religion. The 23-year-old, who has not been identified, feared that if forcibly returned to his homeland he would face persecution for having renounced his faith.…

British interior ministry probes ‘Anonymous’ website attack

LONDON — Britain’s Home Office interior ministry said Saturday it was investigating reports that hacking group Anonymous had attacked its website over the government’s plans to boost Internet surveillance. Visitors to the ministry’s home page were greeted with a message saying the service was unavailable due to a high volume…