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'Good news' for British hacker

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A Briton who hacked into American military computers appears to have been given a lifeline in his battle against extradition to the US.

Gary McKinnon said the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) had agreed to put his extradition on hold while his case is considered.

Speaking outside the court, he said: "It's been a good day overall. For a change it's slightly good news - a little ray of hope."

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