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Must Reads: Befriending a pig and braving the elements

May 27, 2012 | 12:00 am


From the frigid heights of a glacier in Kashmir to the thrills of an election in Egypt, here are five stories you shouldn't miss from this last week in global news:

Foreign actors in India do well by playing the bad

Merkel comes under increasing fire in Euro crisis

Colombia rebels' hostage recalls friendship with wild pig

Egypt lines up to vote in its first free presidential election

For troops on Siachen Glacier, the elements are the enemy

-- Emily Alpert in Los Angeles

Photo: A picture released by the Pakistani military's Inter Services Public Relations on April 8, 2012, shows Army chief Gen. Ashfaq Kayani visiting the Siachen region. Credit: European Pressphoto Agency / Inter Services Public Relations