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Must Reads: Fierce warriors, sneakers and a double agent

May 13, 2012 | 12:00 am

Gurkha

From fierce Nepalese warriors to a South African sneaker start-up, here are five stories in global news from the last week that you shouldn't miss:

French, German rifts show already

Al Qaeda bomb plot was foiled by double agent

In Mexico, rising tension at shelter for migrants

Nepal's fierce Gurkha warriors find themselves under siege

South Africa sneaker maker laces up for hard run at success

-- Emily Alpert in Los Angeles

Photo: Nepalese Gurkhas stand guard outside St. George's Chapel in Windsor, England. Some in Nepal object to the troops' two-century-old ties to Britain. Credit: Leon Neal / Pool

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