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Must Reads: Israel, Bin Laden letters and Nigerian brides-to-be

May 6, 2012 | 12:00 am

Guinness Rishi and his map collection

From a Nigerian state playing matchmaker to an Indian world-records maniac named Guinness, here are the five stories you shouldn't miss from the  last week in global news:

Nigeria state seeks husbands for 1,000 brides-to-be

Go-it-alone outlook now shapes Israel's security policy

Bin Laden worried about legacy and sought to kill Obama

In pursuit of Guinness records, India man knows no limits

Italy's Mario Monti speaks softly and carries a big question mark

-- Emily Alpert in Los Angeles

Photo: Har Parkash, also known as Guinness Rishi, poses for photographs at his home in New Delhi on April 5, 2012. Credit: Anindito Mukherjee / European Pressphoto Agency