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Great Weekend Reads

Another look at stories you might have missed this week.

Protests continue in Egypt, Hillary Clinton officially left her post as US Secretary of State, and football fans worldwide are gearing up for Super Bowl XLVII.

No matter how you cut it, it's been a big week for the world. Here's a sampling of the news you may have missed.

Egypt protests: Can the army keep the peace
As violence spirals out of control, here's why the Egyptian military isn't revolting.

 

 

 

 

Syria aid effort: Why more money isn't necessarily good news
Where does all the international aid go? Mostly to government-controlled areas.

 

 

 

 

Super Bowl snacks: Game day eats from around the world 
Super Bowl Sunday is coming up. We've got a slew of international snacks to spice up your game day spread.

 

 

 

 

Mali: First the war, now the crisis 
With all the focus on military gains, the human impact of the war in Mali has slid from view. Aid agencies warn the combination of insecurity, food shortages and drought threatens the lives of a million people.

 

 

 

Foreign policy reality: changed circumstances require new answers obama
Commentary: Kerry has an opportunity to look anew at the world and US response to crises. 

 

 

 

 

If Brazil can't handle nightclubs, what about the World Cup?
After the disaster in Santa Maria's Kiss nightclub, questions arise over Brazil's ability to host the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Summer Olympics. 

 

 

 

 

Foreign policy for profit 
Obama's political guru David Axelrod joins a long line of American politicos who are working outside their usual stomping grounds. 

 

 

 

 

Anne Hathaway parody: 6 questions for Emma Fitzpatrick (VIDEO) 
The parody of Anny Hathaway's Oscar nominated 'Les Miserables' performance has gone viral. Watch here and find out why.

http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/offbeat/130201/great-weekend-reads