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Must Reads: Gaza attacks, an Afghan bakery and a Beijing debut

November 18, 2012|By Emily Alpert
  • A monitor in a Hong Kong shopping district shows a news broadcast of Xi Jinping, new general secretary of the Communist Party of China.
A monitor in a Hong Kong shopping district shows a news broadcast of Xi Jinping,… (Lam Yik Fei / Bloomberg )

From a tiny Afghan bakery to China's Great Hall of the People, here are five stories you shouldn't miss from this past week in global news:

Bleakness only a child's smile can lift

Kenyan information minister leads an IT revolution

China's new party leader eschews predecessors' rhetoric

Israel attack on Gaza: Familiar tension, new circumstances

Suu Kyi's piano tuners play small but key part in Myanmar history

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