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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Kenya's finance minister has stepped down after being charged with crimes against humanity by the International Criminal Court (ICC) for his alleged role in the violence that consumed the country after the last elections.

Ethnic divisions exploited during the 2007 elections led to more than 1,500 deaths

Kenyan leaders to face trial for inciting ethnic war

Main presidential contenders called to The Hague over violence that tore nation apart

The USS Abraham Lincoln sailed through the Strait of Hormuz and into the Gulf without incident, after Iran backed away from an earlier threat to take action if an American carrier returned to the strategic waterway

EU approves ban on Iranian oil imports

Britain, Germany and France joined forces tonight in a call to Iran to abandon "a path that threatens the peace and security of us all".

Laurent Gbagbo appears before the International Criminal Court (ICC) for the first time for his role in the deadly aftermath of presidential polls

Former Ivory Coast leader Gbagbo appears at ICC in Hague

Ivory Coast's ex-president appeared at the International Criminal Court today, the first former head of state to face judges at the world's first permanent war crimes court. Laurent Gbagbo vowed to fight the charges against him.

The choice of Fatou Bensouda will be seen as a win by the African Union and Ocampo

EU adds more sanctions against Iran

Europe stepped up economic and diplomatic sanctions against Iran today, in a move Foreign Secretary William Hague said was not prompted by the attack on the UK embassy in Tehran.

Mr Hague said the military should remain in charge to oversee elections

William Hague increases the pressure on Iran

Foreign Secretary William Hague called today for more sanctions against Iran to "increase the isolation of the regime" from the international community.

Ivory Coast Laurent Gbagbo charged by ICC

The International Criminal Court charged former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo with murder, rape, persecution and inhuman acts today, crimes allegedly committed as his backers fought to keep him in power last year.

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Philip Hensher: Gaddafi's end was perfect theatre

Colonel Gaddafi was accustomed to appear in public wearing enough insignia on his chest to cover a dining table. Whatever else his medals were awarded for, it wasn't for bravery. Ceausescu went to his death before a firing squad singing the Internationale. Saddam Hussein died shouting: "Do you consider this bravery?" But Gaddafi seems to have died the death of a coward. He was found in an outflow pipe, cringing. He shouted: "Don't shoot, don't shoot", and, according to one freedom fighter, "What have I done to you?"

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