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Marc Burleigh

Marc Burleigh

    Social media in the spotlight in Brazil presidential race
    Social media in the spotlight in Brazil presidential race
    Brazil, like other countries, is facing a very electronic election. WhatsApp, Facebook and Twitter are the weapons of choice to sway the country's...
    Divided Brazil barrels towards uncertain presidential run-off
    Divided Brazil barrels towards uncertain presidential run-off
    A deeply polarised Brazil stood at a political crossroads Monday as the bruising first round of the presidential election left voters with a stark...
    Brazil votes for new president, far-right Bolsonaro in lead
    Brazil votes for new president, far-right Bolsonaro in lead
    Brazilians head to the polls on Sunday to elect a new president, with far-right politician Jair Bolsonaro — who promises an iron-fisted...
    Brazil is choosing a new president. Here's what you need to know
    Brazil is choosing a new president. Here's what you need to know
    Brazil holds presidential and legislative elections on Sunday. A far-right politician promising a hard line on crime and corruption, Jair Bolsonaro, is the frontrunner for the top job....
    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...