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Marc Burleigh

Marc Burleigh

    Hardware stores prepare for release of Fifty Shades of Grey
    Hardware stores prepare for release of Fifty Shades of Grey
    Millions of fans are expected to flock to the release of the erotic movie based on the popular book - despite the story being rubbished by critics.
    New constitution referendum divides Egypt
    New constitution referendum divides Egypt
    Egypt is being called to vote in a referendum on a new constitution the opposition fears will be used to usher in an extremist interpretation of laws.
    Iran chokes online activity to launch 'national internet'
    Iran chokes online activity to launch 'national internet'
    In Iran, attempts to get onto foreign news pages have been met with a page saying, "Access to this page is a violation of computer crime laws."
    Tensions soar as Iran warns US warship never to return
    Tensions soar as Iran warns US warship never to return
    Iran has warned one of the US navy's biggest warships to keep away from the Gulf, in an escalating showdown that may pitch into armed confrontation.
    Gaddafi son defiant as Libya rebels plead for help
    Gaddafi son defiant as Libya rebels plead for help
    A rebel official in Libya's besieged city of Misrata pleaded for Britain and France to send troops to help fight Muammar Gaddafi's forces.
    Misrata rebels officially plead for Western troops
    Misrata rebels officially plead for Western troops
    The rebel council governing the Libyan city of Misrata said on Tuesday it was formally asking for Western troops to intervene to protect them.
    Scramble to rescue refugees in Libya's Misrata
    Scramble to rescue refugees in Libya's Misrata
    A ferry rescued almost 1 000 people from Misrata on Monday and Britain said it plans to pick up 5 000 more.
    Rousseff sworn in, aims for 'fairer' Brazil
    Rousseff sworn in, aims for 'fairer' Brazil
    Dilma Rousseff took over as Brazil's first female president on Saturday with pledges to build on the policies of her hugely popular predecessor.
    Rock star miners emerge from mine to world stage
    Rock star miners emerge from mine to world stage
    Stepping into the glare lights for their first fresh air in 10 weeks, the 33 men in wraparound sunglasses resembled rock stars more than miners.
    Chilean miners taste freedom at last
    Chilean miners taste freedom at last
    Pumping their fists, or falling to their knees, some of the 33 Chile miners trapped below ground savoured their first tastes of freedom on Wednesday.
    Massive blackout leaves Brazil on edge
    Massive blackout leaves Brazil on edge
    A massive blackout plunged millions in Brazil's largest cities into darkness, sparking major disruptions and energy supply concerns on Wednesday.