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Great Weekend Reads

Another look at stories you might have missed from this week.

The Iron Lady passed away, the value of bitcoins exploded and then imploded, and North Korea continued its series of threats to start a nuclear war.

No matter how you cut it, it's been a big week for the world. Here is a sampling of some of the best stories you might have missed this week.
 

Thatcher's death prompts sharply divided opinion over her legacy
The "Iron Lady" of British politics and iconic Cold War leader reshaped her country in a conservative image.

 

 

 

Will a Korean conflict go nuclear?
GlobalPost's Geoff Cain looks into this and other pressing questions.

 

 

 

 

As value of Bitcoin explodes upwards, former Bitcoin gambling addict laments losses 
At just $13 in January, Bitcoin's explosion in value this week brought financial windfall for the frugal, and depressed nostalgia for former Bitcoin highrollers.

 

 

Britain's butler boom
Demand by the world's ultra-wealthy is reviving a once-dying profession.

 

 

 

 

On Location: Pakistan's career women
Video: Despite rising extremism, women are entering the workforce in record numbers.

 

 

 

Groundtruth: How to stalk elusive truths as a correspondent in Afghanistan
Misinformation is common among military leaders and truth is based on what you can see and who you can trust.

 

 

 

Peru: Why Fujimori needs to watch his tongue
Relatives of Peru's imprisoned ex-president, Alberto Fujimori, have pushed for a pardon on questionable claims of ill health.

 

 

 

Planet Pic: Putin's softer side
Photos: Putin shares his softer side as he takes his pooches out for a walk in the snow.

 

 

 

What America thinks about immigrants (two charts)
Most Americans say undocumented immigrants should be able to stay legally, according to a recent Pew study.

 

 

 

Beaver attacks and kills man in Belarus (VIDEO)
The beaver bit the man's thigh, severing a main artery.

http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/offbeat/130412/great-weekend-reads