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Mexico City (AFP) - Mexican authorities rejected suggestions Monday that police executed criminals in a gunfight that killed 42 suspects and one officer after the one-sided death toll raised doubts among security experts.

Paramaribo (Suriname) (AFP) - Suriname voted in general elections Monday with its convicted drug trafficker president, Desi Bouterse, seeking to tighten his controversial grip on power.

Kandahar (Afghanistan) (AFP) - More than 70 people were wounded Monday when a Taliban truck bomber detonated a tonne of explosives outside a government complex in southern Afghanistan, the latest in a series of attacks that have sent civilian casualties surging.

Kiev (AFP) - Ukrainian security agents on Monday seized documents at the Kiev headquarters of Italy's UniCredit bank as part of a probe aimed at cutting off the suspected illicit financing of pro-Russian rebels in the separatist east.

Villeneuve-Saint-Georges (France) (AFP) - An Asian mother who fell from a fourth-floor apartment and her two young children, apparently stabbed, were found dead in Val-de-Marne southeast of Paris on Monday, witnesses and officials said.

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