Life and Style A ruling which banned Dutch ISPs from letting subscribers access The Pirate Bay torrent website has been lifted.

The decision was made after evidence showed the amount of torrenting by Dutch users had not gone down

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File-sharing site finds new online home after coming close to capture in the Caribbean

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BitTorrent Chat will use P2P protocols to avoid passing messages through central servers

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Homeland hit by security breach as 100,000 people illegally download series three premiere

The first episode of the forthcoming episode of Homeland has been leaked online a month before its official US premiere.

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Tiger Cliff takes spoils with tigerish finish

Late developer rewards former trainer's patience and perspicacity by claiming York's coveted prize

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Release coincides with the tenth birthday of the famous torrent site

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Hitzacker is one of those idyllic red-brick, north German towns that seem to have been purpose built for the tourist trade. Its 18th-century timbered houses and narrow streets attract thousands of visitors each year.

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US government orders Cody Wilson and Defense Distributed to remove blueprint for 3D-printed handgun from the web

Last week Wilson printed and fired the "Liberator" handgun

TorrentFreak.com claimed a number of films, including some starring transsexual porn star Tiffany Starr, were discovered on a list of torrents downloaded in the Vatican City

Vatican pornography: Transsexual adult films 'downloaded on computers within Catholic Church headquarters'

The films were discovered on a list of torrents that TorrentFreak.com claims were downloaded on computers within in the tiny city-state

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First episode of Game of Thrones series three illegally downloaded a million times in 24 hours

The season premiere of Game of Thrones series three has already been downloaded illegally more than a million times just a day after it was broadcast on Sky Atlantic.

Relatives of victims of the fire at Boate Kiss nightclub attend a collective wake in the southern city of Santa Maria,

Brazil buries first 80 victims of nightclub blaze: 'My two sons went to a party. Now one is in a critical state, and the other is in a coffin'

Nation witnesses an outpouring of grief as first victims of Santa Maria club fire are buried

Ancient bridge succumbs to flood’s force

Floodwater swept away one of Britain’s oldest bridges yesterday and forced the cancellation of the New Year’s Day race meeting at Cheltenham Racecourse as rain again lashed the country.

Slow growth could put £81bn dent in Chancellor's plans

Osborne might have to resort to 'dark arts' to hit targets as eurozone crisis throws out forecasts, say economists

Writing to your old teachers – it's a bit creepy, isn't it?

But when you're Education Secretary sending letters to school masters is all in a day's spin

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