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Tanhuato de Guerrero (Mexico) (AFP) - Mexican federal forces killed at least 42 suspected cartel members Friday during a three-hour gunfight on a ranch in a violence-torn western region, marking one of the drug war's bloodiest battles.

San Salvador (AFP) - Salvadoran archbishop Oscar Romero is set to be beatified Saturday, cementing his legacy among Catholics after decades of controversy over his defense of the poor and repressed, which divided both El Salvador and the Church.

Cannes (France) (AFP) - Cannes' Palme d'Or and other prizes to be handed out at the closing ceremony of the film festival on Sunday will be decided by a jury mostly made up of star actors and directors:

Washington (AFP) - The United States and Cuba failed Friday to nail down an agreement on reopening their embassies and more discussions to restore long-frozen diplomatic ties will be needed, both sides said.

Warsaw (AFP) - Poland's presidential run-off on Sunday, pitting liberal incumbent Bronislaw Komorowski against conservative populist challenger Andrzej Duda, is on a knife-edge with opinion polls and analysts unable to call it.

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