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Must Reads: Tigers, Putin opponents and a secret summer retreat

August 19, 2012 |  5:30 am


From Russians protesting against Vladimir Putin to the woes befalling Israeli sperm, here are the five stories you shouldn't miss from this week in global news:

In Mexico, Yo Soy 132 ponders next step

Putin's opponents feel the heat in Russia

Israeli sperm banks find quality is plummeting

India hotels, resorts suffer under tiger tourism ban

China leaders' summer retreat to Beidahe shrouded in secrecy

-- Emily Alpert in Los Angeles

Photo: A tiger walks past a vehicle carrying tourists at Ranthambore National Park in Ranthambore, India. Credit: Mustafa Quraishi / Associated Press