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Great Weekend Reads

Another look at stories you may have missed this week.

Hurricane Sandy rocked the East Coast of the United States, ghouls and goblins celebrated Halloween worldwide and Movember has officially begun! Oh, and there's that election comng up.

No matter how you cut it, it's been a big week for the world. Here's a sampling of the most important stories from GlobalPost and a look at some of the news you may have missed.
 

Sandy Watch
Floods, fires, power outages and a crane dangling over Manhattan. GlobalPost brings you the latest news in the wake of Superstorm Sandy.

 

 

 

 

Special Report: Burma Road
The Burma Road serves as a gateway between Myanmar and the rising empire on it's border. On this road, China's pervasive presence is evident at every turn.

 

 

 

Afghanistan: Taliban fear grips once peaceful Parwan
Not far from the largest US military base in Afghanistan, the Taliban is making major inroads.

 

 

 

 

Gay politicians signal attitude change in Italy
Hopes rise for gay rights after Sicilians elect openly homosexual anti-Mafia crusader.

 

 

 

 

Romney shows how NOT to help during a disaster
Commentary: As the East Coast struggles with floods, fires and blackouts, does it really need Campbell's soup?

 

 

 

 

America's solar soldiers
The Pentagon turns to green energy - to save lives and build military strength.

 

 

 

 

America the Gutted: Measuring the Middle
Data Interactive: Measuring the middle class. 

 

 

 

 

 

Planet Pic: Halloween inspires haunted fun around the world
From zombie marches in Berlin to pinata parties in Guatemala, Halloween was in full force around the world this week.

 

 

 

 

North Korea's not as crazy as everyone says
Commentary: Most of what we hear about the Hermit Kingdom comes from defectors, but there's a lot more to the country.

 

 

 

 

Movember: Team GlobalPost on a global moustache mission
Video: Movember is here and that means one thing: it's time to embrace the moustache! Watch this video to find out GP staff members' thoughts on moustache icons and why everyone should support the Movember cause!

http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/offbeat/121102/great-weekend-reads