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Must Reads: Afghanistan killings, tribal violence and a brain drain

March 18, 2012 | 12:00 am



From the brain drain in Spain to tribal violence in South Sudan, here are five stories you shouldn't miss from the week in global news:

China poised to limit use of mental hospitals to curb dissent

Afghanistan killings raise questions about alliance with U.S.

Mexico drug lord's fate is subject of election-year speculation

In South Sudan, tribal violence adds to fledgling nation's woes

As EU migrants flood Germany, some nations fear a brain drain

-- Emily Alpert in Los Angeles

Photo: A woman from the Murle tribe awaits food distribution in the town of Pibor, South Sudan, on Feb. 2, 2012. The Murle have been involved in fierce tribal violence with the neighboring Nuer tribe. Credit: Pete Muller / Associated Press