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Must Reads: Acid attacks, rebels and the Mexican drug war

June 3, 2012 |  3:00 am


From the plight of Pakistani acid attack victims to Syrian rebels girding for war, here are the five stories you shouldn't miss from last week in global news:

Syria rebels say they're preparing for war

Pakistan offers little justice for victims of acid attacks

Mexico drug war displaces families in Sinaloa highlands

Chen Guangcheng is gone, but his village stays locked down

Nigeria Islamic group Boko Haram spreads fear far and wide

-- Emily Alpert in Los Angeles

Photo: Female students stand May 12 in a burned classroom at Maiduguri Experimental School, which was set ablaze by the Islamist group Boko Haram -- whose name means "Western education is a sin" -- to keep children away from school in northeastern Nigeria. Credit: Pius Utomi Ekpeipius / Agence France-Presse / Getty Images