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Must Reads: Olympic woes, unwilling brides and the Israeli army

July 15, 2012 |  5:00 am

Olympic torch in Britain

From abducted brides to Olympic woes, here are the five stories you shouldn't miss from last week in global news:

Mexico's Enrique Peña Nieto, man of mystery

Israel's draft reform debate and the 'people's army'

Bride abductions a 'distortion' of South Africa's culture

In Malaysia, ruling party uses Islamic values to bolster support

As Olympics near, forecast is gloomy, even by London standards

-- Emily Alpert in Los Angeles

Photo: U.S. Olympian sprinter Michael Johnson holds the Olympic torch at Stonehenge in Britain on Thursday. Credit: Danny Lawson / Associated Press / London Organizing Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games