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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
    Fifty Shades of Grey, the long-anticipated movie version of the bestselling erotic novel, began its worldwide rollout on Wednesday, with...
    New constitution referendum divides Egypt
    New constitution referendum divides Egypt
    Protests over the draft charter, and near-absolute powers that President Mohamed Morsi gave himself for two weeks to push it through, have failed to...
    Iran chokes online activity to launch 'national internet'
    Iran chokes online activity to launch 'national internet'
    Access to the internet's most-used sites and tools is being choked in Iran at a politically-charged period, blocking communication channels for...
    Tensions soar as Iran warns US warship never to return
    Tensions soar as Iran warns US warship never to return
    Iran's military on Tuesday warned one of the US navy's biggest aircraft carriers to keep away from the Gulf, in an escalating showdown over...
    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, while a...
    Misrata rebels officially plead for Western troops
    Misrata rebels officially plead for Western troops
    A senior official of the rebel council governing the besieged Libyan city of Misrata said on Tuesday it was formally asking for Western troops to...
    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, as UN officials said Muammar...
    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 of arc lights for their first fresh air in 10 weeks, the 33 men in wraparound sunglasses resembled rock stars more than...
    Chilean miners taste freedom at last
    Chilean miners taste freedom at last
    Pumping their fists, or falling to their knees in prayer, more than a third of the 33 Chile miners trapped below ground for weeks savoured their...
    Massive blackout leaves Brazil on edge
    Massive blackout leaves Brazil on edge
    A massive blackout plunged tens of millions in Brazil's largest cities into darkness, sparking major disruptions, fears of crime and energy supply...
    Japan in the heart of Brazil
    Japan in the heart of Brazil
    São Paulo put on a display of Japanese culture to rival one of its carnival parades on Saturday in a procession attended by Japanese Crown...