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Must Reads: Cash crunch, bikes and a Russian battlefield

September 9, 2012 |  5:30 am


From doing battle over Russian cottages to biking to freedom in a Brazilian prison, here are five stories you shouldn't miss from this last week in global news:

Brazil prisoners ride bikes toward prison reform

Archaeologists hope to unearth some Richard III mysteries

Russia's historic Borodino battlefield is in war with cottages

Palestinian Authority faces cash crunch, raising risk of unrest

Egypt town's Muslim-Christian unrest speaks to bigger challenges

-- Emily Alpert in Los Angeles

Photo: An inmate pedals a stationary bike to charge a battery at a prison in Santa Rita do Sapucai, Brazil. Credit: Felipe Dana / Associated Press