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Great Weekend Reads

Biden and Ryan sparred in Kentucky, the EU won the Nobel Peace Prize, and a sex scandal rocked the BBC.

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 might have missed.

What if the world could vote?
GlobalPost asks people around the world which presidential candidate they would vote for and why.





Want a job? Issue an immigrant visa.
Indian immigrants play a key role in Silicon Valley start-ups, says new study.





Accelerate: The fast train
Video: China expands its high-speed rail network.





The Syrian and Turkey conflict decoded: Three questions with Peter Gelling
Video: What does this overflowing conflict mean for the rest of the world and what does NATO have to do with it?





Sex abuse scandal prompts crisis at the BBC
Heads may roll at the UK broadcaster after a TV star is exposed as a "sexual predator" who assaulted dozens of underage girls.





The Arctic Council: The lead sled dog of the High North
Analysis: As the Arctic gains geopolitical importance, the Council is in prime position to regulate it. 





Planet Pic: Myanmar's Black Zone
Photos: Armed primarily with M-16s from the Vietnam War, the KNLA have fought for their independence in a conflict that shows no immediate signs of ceasing.





Election 2012: Decoding foreign policy with Jean MacKenzie (VIDEO)
GP's Jean MacKenzie, who's spent the last few months on the campaign trail, shares her thoughts on what voters think of foreign policy and which candidate seems to be presenting the best plan to Americans.




Obama falls short in Africa
Commentary: In a second term, the President needs to do more to support African democracy.





EU wins Nobel Peace Prize for 'advancing peace in Europe'
The European Union (EU) has won the 2012 Nobel Peace Prize for helping to transform Europe "from a continent of war to a continent of peace."