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Great Weekend Reads

Damascus was bombed, Ramadan began and the Olympic torch drew nearer to London. No matter how you cut it, it was 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 might have missed.

Inside Syria: Damascus Bombing
An unprecedented bombing in Damascus targeting the core of the Syrian regime has killed the country's defense minister, the president's brother-in-law, and other elite officials. What will happen next? Here's GlobalPost's coverage from Syria, Lebanon, Israel, Egypt and elsewhere. 



Batman premiere shooting in Colorado: eyewitness account
Sharon Segura spoke with GlobalPost on what she witnessed during the Batman premiere shooting in Colorado.





In-Depth Series: Climate Pains
From the Rio Grande to Patagonia, climate change has begun to grip Latin America.





EU plans controversial drones to track migrants
Rights groups say scheme would endanger thousands by helping to turn them back.





GlobalPost and PBS NewsHour: In Washington, a focus on testing and fighting stigma in the fight against HIV (VIDEO)
AIDS is not a foreign sickness to the residents of Washington DC. Ray Suarez and GlobalPost's John Donnelly assesses the challenges in testing for HIV and treating AIDS in the nation's capital.




Little Cuba: India's boxing mecca
How a dedicated boxing coach in a small town outside New Delhi boosted India's chances of an Olympic medal.





Planet Pic: The Olympic Torch (PHOTOS)
The Olympic torch has passed through the hands of celebrities and common folk, young and old, and will make it to London when the Olympic games start on July 27.





Accelerate: Solar Flare (VIDEO)
A solar-powered plane completes its first intercontinental voyage.






Indonesia's Ramadan porn block blitz
Fundamentalist IT minister back on the anti-porn crusade.






Joseph Kony: Always one step ahead
Commentary: How forces fighting the LRA are unprepared, underfunded and incapable.