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Must Reads: Scottish secession, Brazilian poverty, a wall in Jerusalem

February 12, 2012 | 12:00 am

From Scottish stirrings of secession to the razing of a Brazilian settlement, here are the five stories you shouldn't miss from this week's news from around the globe:

Scotland likely to hold a vote on independence from Britain

Brazil's poor seem left behind in growth spurt, observers say

Neighborhood pays price of being on wrong side of Israel's wall

Afghan chief Karzai arises as obstacle to U.S. talks with Taliban

India group's prosthetic device a boon for thousands of amputees

-- Emily Alpert in Los Angeles