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

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Days of recounts loom as voters struggle to fathom complex voting slips

The Hague: Former Ivory Coast leader, Laurent Gbagbo, a 'scapegoat'

A lawyer for former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo has told International Criminal Court judges that prosecutors are making him a “scapegoat” for deadly violence that erupted after his country’s disputed 2010 elections.

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Country's two key candidates put on spot about violence that engulfed elections four years ago

Kenya election: First ever presidential debate hooks voters

In Britain, people cram into pubs and bars to watch important national events.

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Ex-Kosovo PM Ramush Haradinaj cleared of war crimes

A UN war crimes tribunal in the Netherlands has acquitted the former prime minister of Kosovo and two of his former Kosovo Liberation Army comrades for the second time on charges of murdering and torturing Serbs and their supporters in Kosovo's war for independence.

Simone Gbagbo faces charges including murder, rape and persecution

Gbagbo's wife becomes first woman to face ICC charges

The International Criminal Court yesterday indicted former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo’s wife, Simone, on charges including murder, rape and persecution. It was the first time in the court’s 10-year history it has charged a woman.

Croatian veterans cheer in Zagreb yesterday after UN appeal court judges quash the convictions of Mladen Markac

UN war crimes court clears Croat generals of killing Serbs

Supporters jubilant as appeal judges rule pair did not purposely target Krajina civilians in 1995

ICC chief prosecutor accuses Kenya’s government of failing to provide evidence for post-election riot accused

The International Criminal Court’s (ICC) chief prosecutor today said Kenya’s government had not cooperated fully in providing evidence for the trial of four prominent Kenyans accused of fuelling post-election violence in 2007.

Uhuru Kenyatta is charged with crimes against humanity

Former Tory PR advises Kenyan facing Hague trial

Osborne's ex-spin doctor hired by Presidential candidate accused of ethnic violence

There were celebrations in Kenya as three victims tortured by British authorities during the 1950s Mau Mau rebellion won the right to a High Court trial

At last… justice trumps politics and favouritism

Yesterday's ruling is a historic moment for Kenya. First, it is a lesson to the judiciary in Kenya (and other struggling court systems around the world) that justice is possible.

Gael Clichy in pre-season action for Manchester City

Police investigate banana incident during Manchester City friendly against Limerick

Police were tonight working to identify a spectator who is alleged to have thrown a banana on to the pitch during Manchester City's friendly against Limerick.

Libya: Saif seeks trial in The Hague

The son of the late Libyan dictator, Muammar Gaddafi, wants to be tried for alleged war crimes in the Netherlands, saying a trial in Libya would be tantamount to murder.

Ratko Mladic genocide halted due to poor health

Ratko Mladic's genocide trial was halted today for a second day running because the former Bosnian Serb military commander was undergoing medical tests and under observation after being rushed to a hospital a day earlier.

Ratko Mladic taken to hospital during genocide trial

Former Bosnian Serb military chief Ratko Mladic has been taken to hospital after complaining of feeling unwell at his genocide trial.

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