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Must Reads: Sarkozy, siege and an Indian millionaire

April 22, 2012 | 12:00 am


From the struggles of the French president to the successes of an Indian "untouchable," here are the five stories you shouldn't miss from last week in global news:

India woman is an 'untouchable,' with a Midas touch

In Egypt, the poor make a living off subsidized propane

Afghan forces' strengths, failures on display in Kabul siege

Syrian Sunnis and Shiites caught up in kidnapping tit-for-tat

France President Nicolas Sarkozy struggles to connect with voters

-- Emily Alpert in Los Angeles

Photo: An Egyptian girl rolls an empty steel canister for government-subsidized gas on her way to line up and wait for gas supplies in Cairo in 2010. Credit: Nasser Nasser / Associated Press