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

Mortar bomb attack kills 25 in Ivory Coast

The United Nations yesterday condemned a mortar attack on a market that killed at least 25 people in Ivory Coast and said it could be a crime against humanity.

Sixty children saved from abuse in UK as paedophile ring is broken

An operation to arrest members of one of the biggest international paedophile rings ever has allowed police and other agencies to rescue 60 children from their abusers in Britain. A further 170 children were rescued from abuse in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the US as part of an international police operation into internet child abuse networks.

Taylor still snubbing war crimes trial at The Hague

Former Liberian President Charles Taylor maintained his boycott of his war crimes trial for a second day yesterday, prompting judges to adjourn the case to consider whether to allow a defence appeal over key documents.

Stay the night: Hilton, The Hague

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John Kampfner: Who will fight Europe's last dictator?

It sticks in the craw to hear William Hague disparaging the honorable approach Robin Cook adopted as Foreign Secretary

Kosovo's PM linked to trade in human organs

Kosovo's Prime Minister Hashim Thaçi headed a mafia-style organised crime ring in the late 1990s that engaged in assassinations, beatings, organ trafficking and other crimes, says a draft report released yesterday.

Bosnia: the nation left behind

Fifteen years after the end of the Bosnian war, a country lives with brutal memories

Robert Fisk: Lebanon and Iran make uneasy bedfellows

I think it should be a Beirut Diary this week. Deep background, you understand. The truth. Believe me, it is.

Tim Krul: 'People up here breathe Newcastle. It is one mad city'

Tim Krul is loving life on Tyneside – despite his own goal. He tells Sam Wallace why he knows how much tomorrow's derby means

Darts: Barney 'was blackmail target'

Prosecutors have demanded a two-year prison sentence for a man charged with attempting to blackmail Raymond van Barneveld by claiming he had a sex tape of the former darts world champion and a mistress.

Carlos, Olivier Assayas, 338 mins (full version), 165 mins (abridged) (15)

Originally made as a TV mini-series, this biopic of a terror icon rivetingly charts his descent from principle to expediency

Rwandan rebel leader Callixte Mbarushimana is charged

A Rwandan rebel leader was arrested in Paris yesterday on charges of leading rebels responsible for mass rape and killings in Congo, the International Criminal Court said.

Wanted by the Hague for genocide... and by William Hague as a trading partner

Government demonstrates new foreign policy ethos by welcoming business delegation from Sudan

One father's two-year hunt for the daughter abducted by her mother

As the number of children kidnapped by a parent soars by 40 per cent, the search for Pearl, now aged six, intensifies.

Campbell's ex-agent told a 'pack of lies'

Naomi Campbell's former agent has been accused of telling a "complete pack of lies" about a gift to the supermodel of alleged "blood diamonds". Testifying at The Hague, Carole White said Ms Campbell was given the stones by the former Liberian president, Charles Taylor. Ms White said Ms Campbell knew she was to receive the diamonds. But Mr Taylor's defence team suggested she invented her story to support a $600,000 (£375,935) legal dispute with Ms Campbell over alleged unpaid royalties from a perfume deal. Mr Taylor's defence lawyer, Courtenay Griffiths, said: "Quite frankly, Ms White, I suggest that your account is a complete pack of lies." Ms White repeatedly denied making up her account of what happened at a party hosted by Nelson Mandela in Pretoria, South Africa, in 1997.

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