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

Georgetown, the main town on Ascension Island

Pirate Bay sets sail for Ascension Island after SX domain name seized by authorities

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

How to get the look: Rain boots

Just what I was after for the office do.

BitTorrent technology to power new, decentralized instant chat service

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

'Homeland' stars Claire Danes and Damian Lewis

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.

Tom Queally, the jockey, judges the finish perfectly as Tiger Cliff wins the Ebor Handicap

Tiger Cliff takes spoils with tigerish finish

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

The Pirate Bay launches its own 'Pirate Browser' to dodge filters

Release coincides with the tenth birthday of the famous torrent site

Postcard from... Hitzacker

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.

Cody Wilson test fires the Liberator, which is a 3D printer handgun

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

Joe Dempsie and Maisie Williams in a scene from Game of Thrones

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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Isis hostage crisis: The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power

Isis hostage crisis

The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power, says Robert Fisk
Missing salvage expert who found $50m of sunken treasure before disappearing, tracked down at last

The runaway buccaneers and the ship full of gold

Salvage expert Tommy Thompson found sunken treasure worth millions. Then he vanished... until now
Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Maverick artist Grayson Perry backs our campaign
Assisted Dying Bill: I want to be able to decide about my own death - I want to have control of my life

Assisted Dying Bill: 'I want control of my life'

This week the Assisted Dying Bill is debated in the Lords. Virginia Ironside, who has already made plans for her own self-deliverance, argues that it's time we allowed people a humane, compassionate death
Move over, kale - cabbage is the new rising star

Cabbage is king again

Sophie Morris banishes thoughts of soggy school dinners and turns over a new leaf
11 best winter skin treats

Give your moisturiser a helping hand: 11 best winter skin treats

Get an extra boost of nourishment from one of these hard-working products
Paul Scholes column: The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him

Paul Scholes column

The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him
Frank Warren column: No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans

Frank Warren's Ringside

No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans
Isis hostage crisis: Militant group stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

Isis stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

The jihadis are being squeezed militarily and economically, but there is no sign of an implosion, says Patrick Cockburn
Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action

Virtual reality: Seeing is believing

Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action
Homeless Veterans appeal: MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’

Homeless Veterans appeal

MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’ to help
Larry David, Steve Coogan and other comedians share stories of depression in new documentary

Comedians share stories of depression

The director of the new documentary, Kevin Pollak, tells Jessica Barrett how he got them to talk
Has The Archers lost the plot with it's spicy storylines?

Has The Archers lost the plot?

A growing number of listeners are voicing their discontent over the rural soap's spicy storylines; so loudly that even the BBC's director-general seems worried, says Simon Kelner
English Heritage adds 14 post-war office buildings to its protected lists

14 office buildings added to protected lists

Christopher Beanland explores the underrated appeal of these palaces of pen-pushing
Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Scientists unearthed the cranial fragments from Manot Cave in West Galilee